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2-Bromopropane serves as an alkylating agent in organic synthesis. It is also used as an intermediate to form alkylated amines and alkylated metallic compounds. Further, it acts as a solvent for industrial cleaning, degreasing, metal processing and finishing, electronics, aerospace and aviation, aerosols, textiles, adhesives and inks. In addition, it is used for introducing the isopropyl functional group in organic synthesis.
Can be used, (K2CO3 in DMF), to protect phenolic OH groups as their isopropyl ethers, more stable than benzyl ethers to Lewis acids: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin 1, 2593 (1979).
Vatsal, A.; Zinjarde, S. S.; Kumar, A. R. Yarrowia lipolytica NCIM 3589, a tropical marine yeast, degrades bromoalkanes by an initial hydrolytic dehalogenation step. Biodegradation 2015, 26 (2), 127-138.
Simonetti, S. O.; Larghi, E. L.; Kaufman, T. S. Alternate and Step-Economic Synthesis of the β-Methylstyrene Chelating Pre-ligand of the Hoveyda-Grubbs II Catalyst. Org. Prep. Proced. Int. 2015, 47 (3), 227-231.
Hazard Statements: H225-H335-H336-H360F-H373
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. May damage fertility. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P271-P281-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P308+P313-P370+P378q-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant