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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
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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.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.