3,4,5,6-Tetrabromo-o-cresol
Title: 3,4,5,6-Tetrabromo-o-cresol
CAS Registry Number: 576-55-6
Molecular Formula: C7H4Br4O
Molecular Weight: 423.72
Percent Composition: C 19.84%, H 0.95%, Br 75.43%, O 3.78%
Literature References: Prepd by bromination of o-cresol or its methyl or ethyl ether: Zincke, Hedenström, Ann. 350, 269 (1906); Bonneaud, Bull. Soc. Chim. Fr. 7, 776 (1910); Treacy, US 2319960 (1943 to Merck & Co.).
Properties: White to buff, cryst powder, mp 205-208° with dec. Practically insol in water. Sol in alcohol, ether, alkali hydroxides.
Melting point: mp 205-208° with dec
 
Derivative Type: Acetate
Molecular Formula: C9H6Br4O2
Molecular Weight: 465.76
Percent Composition: C 23.21%, H 1.30%, Br 68.62%, O 6.87%
Properties: Needles from dil alcohol, mp 154°. Slightly sol in alcohol and glacial acetic acid.
Melting point: mp 154°
 
CAUTION: Irritating to skin, mucous membranes.
Use: Fungicide.

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