B17905

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Benzyl bromide

reagent grade, 98%

Synonym(s):
α-Bromotoluene
Linear Formula:
C6H5CH2Br
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
171.03
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
385801
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

grade

reagent grade

vapor density

5.8 (vs air)

assay

98%

impurities

≤0.5% p-bromotoluene

refractive index

n20/D 1.575 (lit.)

bp

198-199 °C (lit.)

mp

−3-−1 °C (lit.)

density

1.438 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

BrCc1ccccc1

InChI

1S/C7H7Br/c8-6-7-4-2-1-3-5-7/h1-5H,6H2

InChI key

AGEZXYOZHKGVCM-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Benzyl bromide is an aromatic halide that is mainly used as a protecting agent for protecting hydroxy group of alcohols via O-benzylation reaction.

Application

Benzyl bromide has been used as an initiator in the synthesis of poly(styrene-b-methylmethacrylate) copolymers by atom transfer radical polymerization. It can undergo Menschutkin reaction with 1, 2-dimethylimidazole to form 3-benzyl-1, 2-dimethylimidazolium bromide.

Packaging

25, 100, 500 g in glass bottle
2.5 kg in glass bottle

Pictograms

Exclamation mark

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

hazcat

Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

storage_class_code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

186.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

86 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Giuseppe Belletti et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 26(4), 839-844 (2019-10-31)
Viedma ripening is a deracemization process that has been used to deracemize a range of chiral molecules. The method has two major requirements: the compound needs to crystallize as a conglomerate and it needs to be racemizable under the crystallization...
Vanderlisa Rita Meleti et al.
Acta tropica, 202, 105248-105248 (2019-11-05)
This paper reports the synthesis of (±)-licarin A 1, a dihydrobenzofuran neolignan, resultant of an oxidative coupling reaction of isoeugenol and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) enzyme. Following, three semi-synthetic derivatives from this compound were obtained: benzylated (±)-licarin A 2, methylated (±)-licarin...
A novel acid-catalyzed O-benzylating reagent with the smallest unit of imidate structure.
Yamada K
Organic Letters, 14(19), 5026-5029 (2012)
Wing-Yiu Yu et al.
Organic letters, 11(2), 469-472 (2008-12-23)
A Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of benzyl bromides with alpha-aryldiazoesters is described, and E-alpha,beta-diarylacrylates were obtained in good yields and excellent E-to-Z selectivity (>20:1).
Ke Gao et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 72(22), 8611-8613 (2007-10-09)
A multicomponent one-pot reaction of 2-alkynylbenzaldehydes, amines, zinc, and allylic bromide or benzyl bromide using the combination of Mg(ClO4)2/Cu(OTf)2 as catalyst in THF/DCE (1:20) is described, which provides an efficient and practical route for the synthesis of functionalized 1,2-dihydroisoquinolines.

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