2-Bromohexanoic acid

  • 2-Bromocaproic acid
  • DL-a-Bromocaproic acid
Formula
CH3(CH2)3CHBrCOOH
Structure
Description
Light brown - brown clear liquid

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
616-05-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
210-461-1
UN (DOT)
3265
Merck
12,1436
Beilstein/Gmelin
1721762
Beilstein Reference
3-02-00-00736
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H11BrO2
Formula mass
195.06
Melting point, °C
4
Boiling point, °C
240
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.013 (25 C)
Density
1.2812 g/cm3 (33 C)
Solubility in water
Very soluble
pKa/pKb
2.97 (pKa)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use. Corrosives area.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, while using/wearing the proper protective equipment.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents, reducing agents, bases.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, hydrogen bromide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
104
Fire fighting
Wear approved SCBA in full pressure-demand and full protective gear. Extinguish fire using water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Inhalation may be fatal as a result of spasm, inflammation, edema of the larynx and bronchi, chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema.
   Skin
Causes skin burns.
   Eyes
Causes eye burns.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting and seek IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ADVICE.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids.

Transport.
UN number
3265
Response guide
Hazard class
8
Packing Group
I; II; III