Cupric Bromide
Title: Cupric Bromide
CAS Registry Number: 7789-45-9
Molecular Formula: Br2Cu
Molecular Weight: 223.35
Percent Composition: Br 71.55%, Cu 28.45%
Line Formula: CuBr2
Literature References: Prepn: Watt et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 77, 2752 (1955); Glemser, Sauer in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 2, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1965) p 1009.
Properties: Almost black, iodine-like, deliquesc monoclinic crystals or cryst powder. mp 498°; bp 900°; d420 4.710. Very sol in water; sol in alcohol, acetone, ammonia; practically insol in benzene, ether, concd H2SO4. Keep well closed.
Melting point: mp 498°
Boiling point: bp 900°
Density: d420 4.710
Use: As intensifier in photography; as brominating agent in organic synthesis; as humidity indicator; as wood preservative; in solid-electrolyte battery; as stabilizer for acetylated polyformaldehyde.

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