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Hydrobromic acid is an indispensable raw material for organic intermediates, inorganic pharmaceuticals, photosensitive materials, dyes and medicines. It is also used in the production of bromine compounds. It is used as an important agent in the industrial processes of isomerization, polymerization, hydration and dehydration and esterification reactions. It plays an essential role for the extraction of mercury from the cinnebar ore.
Preferred reagent for the non-hydrogenolytic cleavage of the N-benzyloxycarbonyl (Cbz, Z) group in peptide synthesis: J. Org. Chem., 17, 1564 (1952). For peptide reagents, see Appendix 6.
Used in combination with Paraformaldehyde, A11313, or 1,3,5-Trioxane, A15639, for the bromomethylation of aromatics: J. Org. Chem., 58, 1262 (1993); Synlett, 55 (1989). For N-bromomethylation of phthalimide and other imides, see: Synlett, 933 (1994).
For use in the bromoacetoxylation of (S)-(+)-1,2-Propanediol, B21773, as an example of the conversion of chiral vic-diols to epoxides with retention of configuration, see: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin 1, 1214 (1973); Org. Synth. Coll., 7, 356 (1990).
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Hazard Statements: H331-H314-H318-H335
Toxic if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dusts or mists. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.