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Used in the bromination of benzylic positions under sunlamp irradiation. Employed as chain transfer agent for radical polymerization of methacrylates. It can also be employed as brominating reagent of active hydrogen compounds.
L R Pohl.; R V Branchflower.; R J Highet.; J L Martin.; D S Nunn.; T J Monks.; J W George.; J A Hinson. The formation of diglutathionyl dithiocarbonate as a metabolite of chloroform, bromotrichloromethane, and carbon tetrachloride. Drug Metabolism and Disposition. 1981, 9, (4), 334-339.
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Precursor of dichlorocarbene, which adds to double bonds under phase-transfer conditions to give cyclopropanes: Liebigs Ann. Chem., 297 (1990).
Bromine radical source. For use in the bromination of benzylic positions under sunlamp irradiation, see: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 82, 391 (1960); Synth. Commun., 6, 109 (1976).
Reacts with Hexamethylphosphorous triamide, A12571, to give the dichloromethylenephosphorane, which undergoes Wittig reaction with aldehydes to give 1,1-dichloroalkenes, giving better results than the CCl4/Ph3P combination: Tetrahedron Lett., 1237, 1239 (1977); Synthesis, 554 (1980).
Hazard Statements: H302-H312-H315-H319-H332-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P202-P261-P264b-P270-P271-P280i-P281-P301+P312-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313-P312-P330-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c
Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear eye/face protection. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant