Bromal Hydrate
Title: Bromal Hydrate
CAS Registry Number: 507-42-6
CAS Name: 2,2,2-Tribromo-1,1-ethanediol
Additional Names: tribromoacetaldehyde hydrate
Molecular Formula: C2H3Br3O2
Molecular Weight: 298.76
Percent Composition: C 8.04%, H 1.01%, Br 80.24%, O 10.71%
Line Formula: Br3CCH(OH)2
Literature References: Prepd from bromal and water: Löwig, Ann. 3, 288 (1832). Structure: Jain, Soundararajan, Tetrahedron 20, 1589 (1964).
Properties: Deliquescent crystals, mp 53.5°. Odor of chloral and pungent taste. Dipole moment in benzene, 2.56D. Sol in water, alcohol, chloroform, ether, glycerol. Keep tightly closed in a cool place.
Melting point: mp 53.5°

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