8-Bromooctanoic acid

  • 8-Bromocaprylic acid
  • n-Bromocaprylic acid
Formula
C8H15BrO2
Structure
Description
Faintly beigh powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
17696-11-6
26 36/37/39 45
UN (DOT)
3261
Beilstein/Gmelin
1756103
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-01000

Properties.
Formula
C8H15BrO2
Formula mass
223.11
Melting point, °C
38.5
Boiling point, °C
316
Vapor pressure, mmHg
9E-5 (25 C)
Density
1.324 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
2.9 g/L (25 C)
pKa/pKb
4.77 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.76
Heat of vaporization
61.28 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing. Faceshield (8-inch minimum).
Small spills/leaks
Cover with dry lime or soda ash, pick up, keep in a closed container, and hold for waste disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, Strong bases.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Hydrogen bromide gas.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
136
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
Harmful if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through skin. Symptoms of exposure may include burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Inhalation may result in spasm, inflammation and edema of the larynx and bronchi, chemical pneumonitis, and pulmonary edema. Material is extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes, and skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.
UN number
3261
Response guide
Hazard class
8
Packing Group
II