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A15860 Tetraphenylphosphonium bromide, 98+%

CAS Number

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A15860-09 10g 31.50
A15860-18 50g 98.50
A15860-22 100g 182.00
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Tetraphenylphosphonium bromide, 98+%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Soluble in water.


Tetraphenylphosphonium bromide is a supporting electrolyte for the electroreduction of buckminsterfullerene. It is used to extract heavy metals from aqueous solution as ion-association complexes


Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. It is hygroscopic in nature. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.

Literature References

Dominique Dubois.; Gilles Moninot.; Wlodzimierz Kutner.; M. Thomas Jones.; Karl M. Kadish. Electroreduction of Buckminsterfullerene, C60, in aprotic solvents. Solvent, supporting electrolyte, and temperature effects. J. Phys. Chem. 1992, 96 (17), 7137-7145 .

Nicolay V. Tsarevsky.; Brent S. Sumerlin.; Krzysztof Matyjaszewski. Step-Growth “Click” Coupling of Telechelic Polymers Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Macromolecules. 2005, 38 (9), 3558-3561.

This salt, or the more water-soluble chloride (next entry), has been used to extract heavy metals from aqueous solution as ion-association complexes: J. Organomet. Chem., 160, 17 (1978), Z. Naturforsch. B, 33B(5), 533 (1978); Microchem. J., 22, 275 (1977).

Thermally stable phase-transfer catalyst (see Appendix 2): in combination with o-phthaloyl chloride (nitrite trap), facilitates the otherwise difficult displacement by F- of a nitro-group meta to an activating group: Chem. Lett., 2213 (1989):

For a similar reaction, see 4-Chlorobenzaldehyde, A12757.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H335

Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P301+P312-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P330-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c

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 protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. 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. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Harmonized Tariff Code


  • A10249

    Tetra-n-butylammonium bromide, 98+%
  • A10575

    Tetraphenylphosphonium chloride, 98%
  • A10868

    Tetra-n-butylphosphonium bromide, 99%
  • A13368

    Tetramethylammonium bromide, 98%
  • A13629

    Tri-n-butylphosphine oxide, 97%

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