2-Bromoisobutyryl bromide is used to prepare N-protected halodienamide, which provides four- and five-membered lactams in the presence of copper(I) and a tertiary amine. Further, it is used as atom transfer radical polymerization(ATRP) initiator for functionalization of hydroxyl groups present on the surface of graphene oxide. It is also used in preparation of polycaprolactone macroinitiators through reaction with oligomeric caprolactone diol and mesoporous silica nanoparticles with ATRP initiator anchored on the exterior surface.
Wang, K.; Zhang, X.; Zhang, X.; Fan, X.; Huang, Z.; Chen, Y.; Wei, Y. Preparation of biocompatible and photostable PEGylated red fluorescent nanoparticles for cellular imaging. Polym. Chem. 2015, 6 (32), 5891-5898.
Sun, N.; Meng, X.; Xiao, Z. Functionalized Si3N4 nanoparticles modified with hydrophobic polymer chains by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). Ceram. Int. 2015, 41 (10), 13830-13835.
Hazard Statements: H314-H318
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.