Cookies disclaimer

I agree Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

A15334 Bromotrimethylsilane, 97%, stab. with copper powder or silver wire

CAS Number
TMS bromide

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A15334-09 10g 37.20
A15334-18 50g 129.00
A15334-30 250g 484.00
Add to Cart Bulk/Specialty Print Quote View Item

Bromotrimethylsilane, 97%, stab. with copper powder or silver wire


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
Boiling Point
Flash Point
Refractive Index
Storage & Sensitivity
Keep Cold. Moisture Sensitive.
Miscible with carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, dichloroethane, acetonitrile, toluene, dichloromethane and hexane.


Bromotrimethylsilane is used as a mild and selective reagent for cleavage of lactones, epoxides, acetals, phosphonate esters and certain ethers. Further, it is used as a brominating agent and an effective reagent for the formation of silyl enol ethers.


Moisture sensitive. Store in a cool place. Incompatible with strong acids, water and strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Silylating agent; see Appendix 4. About 104x more reactive than TMSCl in the conversion of ketones to their silyl enol ethers in the presence of Et3N: Liebigs Ann. Chem., 1718 (1980).

Converts alcohols to alkyl bromides: Tetrahedron Lett., 4483 (1978), and acyl chlorides to acyl bromides: Synthesis, 216 (1981).

Acetals, including MOM and THP ethers are readily cleaved, as are trityl and TBDMS ethers: Tetrahedron Lett., 25, 2515 (1984). Methyl glycosides are converted to the glycosyl bromides: Tetrahedron Lett., 22, 513 (1981).

Epoxides, oxetanes and THF are cleaved by the reagent: Synthesis, 383 (1981), as are small ring lactones: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 18, 689 (1979). The cleavage of acyclic ethers and esters is markedly catalyzed by IBr: J. Org. Chem., 48, 1678 (1983).

In combination with DMSO and Et3N, effects the bromolactonization of unsaturated acids: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin 1, 847 (1994).

Effective catalyst for Michaelis-Arbuzov rearrangement of trivalent organophosphorus P-O-R compounds to the corresponding P=O derivatives: Org. Lett., 5, 1661 (2003).

Compare also Iodotrimethyl­silane, A12902.

Ferry, L.; Dorez, G.; Taguet, A.; Otazaghine, B.; Lopez-Cuesta, J. M. Chemical modification of lignin by phosphorus molecules to improve the fire behavior of polybutylene succinate. Polym. Degrad. Stab. 2015, 113, 135-143.

Willkomm, J.; Muresan, N. M.; Reisner, E. Enhancing H2 evolution performance of an immobilised cobalt catalyst by rational ligand design. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 2727-2736.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H226-H314-H335

Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P271-P280-P301+P330+P331-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P370+P378q-P501c

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. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. 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 IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Hazard Class
Packing Group
Harmonized Tariff Code


Recently Viewed


Life Science

Metals & Materials


Analytical & Labware