- alpha-Bromooctanoic acid
- 2-Bromocaprylic acid
- (+-)-2-Bromooctanoic acid
Clear, colorless liquid.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
R: 21/22 34
S:25 26 36/37/39
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.001 (25 C)
1.2785 g/cm3 (24 C)
Solubility in water
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a dry, cool, well-ventilated area.
Use approved respirator, chemical safety goggles, PVC gloves, boots and protective clothes.
Respirator with cartridge providing protection against acid gas-organic vapour or self-contained breathing apparatus. For short term exposure to low concentrations, an approved combination acid gas-organic vapor gas mask is suitable.
Spread Soda Ash or Sodium Bicarbonate over the spillage and carefully collect in a suitable container for disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
stable under normal conditions.
Strong bases, strong oxidizing agents.
Extinguish with carbon dioxide, dry chemicals, foam, water spray (fog). Fire fighters should wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in positive pressure mode.
When heated to decomposition, may release poisonous and corrosive fumes of Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen Bromide.
May be harmful by ingestion, by inhalation or by contact with skin and eyes. Corrosive. In the long term there will be severe third degree burns, severe breathing difficulties and severe inflammation of the mucous membranes.
May cause severe burns to the mucous membranes of the mouth, esophagus and stomach.
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If swallowed, wash mouth thoroughly with plenty of water and give water to drink. Get medical attention immediately. NOTE: Never give an unconscious person anything to drink.
In case of inhalation, remove person to fresh air.
Wash thoroughly with copious flowing water for at least 15 minutes. Wash clothing before reuse. Get medical attention immediately.
Holding the eyelids apart, flush eyes promptly with copious flowing water for at least 20 minutes. Get medical attention immediately.