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Name N-Bromosuccinimide
CAS 128-08-5
EINECS(EC#) 204-877-2
Molecular Formula C4H4BrNO2
MDL Number MFCD00005510
Molecular Weight 177.98
MOL File 128-08-5.mol

Chemical Properties

Appearance white to light yellow crystalline powder
Melting point  175-180 °C (dec.)(lit.)
Boiling point  221.4°C (rough estimate)
density  2.098
vapor pressure  14.8 hPa (20 °C)
refractive index  1.6060 (estimate)
storage temp.  0-6°C
solubility  14.8g/l (decomposition)
form  Crystalline Powder
pka -2.78±0.20(Predicted)
color  White to light yellow
Odor characteristic odour of bromine
Stability: Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, halogenated hydrocarbons.
Water Solubility  Soluble in acetone, tetrahydrofuran, dimethyl formamide, dimethyl sulfoxide and acetonitrile. Slightly soluble in water and acetic acid. Insoluble in ether, hexane and carbon tetrachloride.
Sensitive  Moisture Sensitive
Detection Methods T(Iodometry)
Merck  14,1438
BRN  113916
LogP -1.19
CAS DataBase Reference 128-08-5(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference 2,5-Pyrrolidinedione, 1-bromo-(128-08-5)
Storage Precautions Moisture sensitive;Light sensitive
EPA Substance Registry System 128-08-5(EPA Substance)

Safety Data

Hazard Codes  C,Xn
Risk Statements 
R22:Harmful if swallowed.
R34:Causes burns.
R36/37/38:Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin .
Safety Statements 
S26:In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice .
S36/37/39:Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection .
S45:In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show label where possible) .
S37/39:Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection .
RIDADR  UN 3261 8/PG 2
WGK Germany  3
Hazard Note  Harmful
HazardClass  8
PackingGroup  III
HS Code  29251995
Safety Profile
Poison by intraperitoneal route. An irritating poison to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Reacts explosively with adme, dtallyl sulfide, and hydrazine hydrate. Explosive reaction with propiononitrile after heating to 105℃ for 24 hours. Violent reaction with dtbenzoyl peroxide + 4-tok acid. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of Brand NOx. See also BROMIDES and NITROGEN MONOXIDE.
Hazardous Substances Data 128-08-5(Hazardous Substances Data)
LD50 orally in Rabbit: > 2000 mg/kg

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