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1-Bromobutane is the organobromine compound with the formula CH3(CH2)3Br. It is a colorless liquid, although impure samples appear yellowish. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in organic solvents. It is a primarily used as a source of the butyl group in organic synthesis. It is one of several isomers of butyl bromide.

[Risk Codes]
R36/37/38:Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin
[Safety Statements]
S16:Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking
S26:In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice
S37/39:Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection
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Molecular Weight:
Boiling Point:
-170° F (USCG, 1999)
Melting Point:
Flash Point:
65° F (USCG, 1999)
Storage Temperature:
Store below +30°C.
Refractive index:
0.608 g/L (30 oC)
Stable. Flammable – note low flash point. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong bases.

What is 1-bromobutane and uses?
1-Bromobutane is used as an intermediate in organic synthesis and as a solvent for cleaning and degreasing. It acts as an alkylating agent as well as to prepare organometallic compounds such as n-butyllithium. It is also involved in the synthesis of procaine and tetracaine.

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