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Phosphorus tribromide

99%

Synonym(s):
Phosphorus(III) bromide
Linear Formula:
PBr3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
270.69
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

vapor pressure

0.27 psi ( 54 °C)

Quality Level

assay

99%

form

liquid

refractive index

n20/D 1.697 (lit.)

bp

175 °C (lit.)

mp

−41.5 °C (lit.)

density

2.88 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

BrP(Br)Br

InChI

1S/Br3P/c1-4(2)3

InChI key

IPNPIHIZVLFAFP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Phosphorus tribromide (PBr3) is commonly used in Hell-Volhard-Zelinsky halogenation for the α-bromination of carboxylic acids to form the corresponding acyl bromide. It is also useful for the conversion of primary and secondary alcohols to alkyl bromides.

Application

Phosphorus tribromide may be used as a reagent:
  • In a novel protocol for synthesizing 7-ethoxy-1-(p-ethylphenoxy)-3,7-dimethyl-2-octene, a synthetic juvenile hormone mimic of trans,trans,cis-10,11-epoxy-7-ethyl-3,11-dimethyltrideca-2,6-dienoate.
  • To synthesize 1,2,3-diazaphosphinane, 1,2,3-thiazaphosphinine and 1,2-azaphosphole bearing a chromone ring.
  • To synthesize 1-Bromoundec-1-ene from 10-undecen-1-ol.

Packaging

5 g in glass bottle
100, 500 g in Sure/Seal™

Pictograms

CorrosionExclamation mark

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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