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α-Bromoisobutyryl bromide


2-Bromo-2-methylpropionyl bromide, BIBB
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n20/D 1.507 (lit.)


162-164 °C (lit.)


1.86 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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α-Bromoisobutyryl bromide has been used:
  • as atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) initiator for functionalization of hydroxyl groups present on the surface of graphene oxide
  • to form an N-protected halodienamide which provided four- and five-membered lactams in the presence of copper (I) and a tertiary amine
  • in preparation of polycaprolactone macroinitiator via reaction with oligomeric caprolactone diol and mesoporous silica nanoparticles with ATRP initiator anchored on the exterior surface


100, 500 g in glass bottle



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Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

230.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

> 110 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Ya'nan Deng et al.
Mikrochimica acta, 185(8), 370-370 (2018-07-11)
Poly(2-naphthyl acrylate) was first grafted onto silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization to prepare a reversed-phase magnetic adsorbent. The resulting polymer brush displays enhanced extraction efficiency by offering active sites on the surfaces of adsorbent. It was...
Sun Hwa Lee et al.
Macromolecular rapid communications, 31(3), 281-288 (2010-02-02)
A method for growing polymers directly from the surface of graphene oxide is demonstrated. The technique involves the covalent attachment of an initiator followed by the polymerization of styrene, methyl methacrylate, or butyl acrylate using atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)....
Andrew J Clark et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 72(15), 5923-5926 (2007-07-03)
Reaction of 2-substituted dienamides with catalytic amounts of copper halide/tripyridylamine (TPA) furnishes either 5-exo or 6-endo products with the outcome dependent upon the radical initiating unit. Reaction of 3-substituted dienamides produces beta-lactams via a 4-exo cyclization with termination of the...
Nicklas N Poulsen et al.
Journal of separation science, 40(3), 779-788 (2016-11-22)
Many bioanalytical methods rely on electrophoretic separation of structurally labile and surface active biomolecules such as proteins and peptides. Often poor separation efficiency is due to surface adsorption processes leading to protein denaturation and surface fouling in the separation channel....
Sarah Atzet et al.
Biomacromolecules, 9(12), 3370-3377 (2008-12-09)
Biodegradable poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate)(pHEMA) hydrogels for engineered tissue constructs were developed by the use of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), a degradable cross-linker, and a macroinitiator. Hydrogels are appropriate materials for tissue engineering scaffolds because of their tissue-like mechanical compliance and...


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