3-Bromopropionitrile was used as the initiator in the atom transfer radical polymerization of acrylonitrile. It was used in coupling reactions of a number of aromatic and heteroaromatic phenols with alkyl, acyl or benzoyl halides in acetonitrile with cesium fluoride-Celite.
Dora Demeter; Philippe Blanchard; Ion Grosu; Jean Roncali. Electropolymerization of crown-annelated bithiophenes. Electrochemistry Communications. 2007, 9 (7), 1587-1591.
Edward S. Binkley; Clayton H. Heathcock. Regiospecific alkylation of enolate ions in liquid ammonia-tetrahydrofuran. J. Org. Chem. 1975, 40 (15), 2156-2160.
Reagent for protection of thiols (K 2 CO 3 - DMF) as S-2-cyanoethyl thioethers. Deprotection can be effected with conc. ammonia: Nucleic Acids Res., 19, 5719 (1991), K 2 CO 3 /NaBH 4 in DMF: Tetrahedron Lett., 27, 203 (1986), or KO-t-Bu - DMF: Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 63, 829 (1990).
Hazard Statements: H300-H310-H330-H315-H319-H335
Fatal if swallowed. Fatal in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P301+P310a-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P320-P330-P405-P501a
IF SWALLOWED: 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. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Rinse mouth. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.