Bromophenylacetic acid

  • Bromo(phenyl)acetic acid
  • 2-Bromo-2-phenylacetic acid
  • a-Bromobenzeneacetic acid
  • a-Bromophenylacetic acid
  • a-Bromo-a-phenylacetic acid
  • DL-a-Bromophenylacetic acid
Formula
C6H5CHBrCOOH
Structure
Description
Light yellow to green solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
4870-65-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
225-477-4
UN (DOT)
3261
Beilstein/Gmelin
1210774
Beilstein Reference
4-09-00-01684
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H7BrO2
Formula mass
215.05
Melting point, °C
79 - 82
Boiling point, °C
307
Solubility in water
Very soluble
pKa/pKb
2.40 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.23

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
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
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Disposal code
4
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents - strong bases.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen bromide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
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.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation. Inhalation may be fatal as a result of spasm, inflammation, edema of the larynx and bronchi, chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation. Lachrymator. Lachrymator.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
3261
Response guide
Hazard class
8
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
HS Code
2916 39 00