Tribromo-tert-butyl Alcohol
Title: Tribromo-tert-butyl Alcohol
CAS Registry Number: 76-08-4
CAS Name: 1,1,1-Tribromo-2-methyl-2-propanol
Additional Names: acetone-bromoform; brometone
Molecular Formula: C4H7Br3O
Molecular Weight: 310.81
Percent Composition: C 15.46%, H 2.27%, Br 77.12%, O 5.15%
Line Formula: (CH3)2C(OH)CBr3
Literature References: Prepd from acetone and bromoform in the presence of sodium or potassium hydroxide: Aldrich, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 33, 386 (1911); Viehe et al., Ber. 96, 426 (1963).
Properties: Crystals from dil alcohol, mp 167-176° (Aldrich), from ether, mp 169° (Viehe). Camphor-like odor and taste. Volatilizes in air. Slightly sol in water; sol in alcohol, ether.
Melting point: mp 167-176° (Aldrich); mp 169° (Viehe)
Use: As modifier in polymerization of vinyl chloride, Seymour, US 2716112 (1955 to U.S. Rubber).

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