3-Nitrobenzyl bromide

  • m-Nitrobenzyl bromide
  • m-Nitro-a-bromotoluene
  • m-(Bromomethyl)nitrobenzene
  • 3-(Bromomethyl)nitrobenzene
  • 1-Bromomethyl-3-nitrobenzene
  • 1-(Bromomethyl)-3-nitrobenzene
Formula
C7H6BrNO2
Structure
Description
Off-white to tan crystalline powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
3958-57-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
223-557-3
R 34 36
S 26 36/37/39 45
UN (DOT)
2811
Beilstein/Gmelin
742795
Beilstein Reference
4-05-00-00860
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C7H6BrNO2
Formula mass
216.03
Melting point, °C
59 - 60
Boiling point, °C
115 - 118 (0.8 torr)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from water. Keep containers tightly closed.
Handling
Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Keep container tightly closed. Do not get on skin or in eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Do not ingest or inhale. Use with adequate ventilation. Wash clothing before reuse. Discard contaminated shoes.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Provide ventilation. Do not get water inside containers.
Stability
Stable, however may violently decompose at temperatures above 125 C.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents, bases, alcohols, amines, steel, moisture.
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen bromide, nitrogen, chloride fumes.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Water runoff can cause environmental damage. Dike and collect water used to fight fire. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Containers may explode when heated. Combustible material; may burn but does not ignite readily. Water hydrolyzes material liberating acidic gas which in contact with metal surfaces can generate flammable and/or explosive hydrogen gas. Extinguishing media: Do NOT use water directly on fire. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. DO NOT USE WATER! In case of fire, use carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam.
Fire potential
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Hazards
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Effects may be delayed.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Can produce delayed pulmonary edema.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation. Lachrymator. May cause chemical conjunctivitis.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Get medical aid immediately. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Destroy contaminated shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed.

Transport.
UN number
2811
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III