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Title: Bromal
CAS Registry Number: 115-17-3
CAS Name: Tribromoacetaldehyde
Molecular Formula: C2HBr3O
Molecular Weight: 280.74
Percent Composition: C 8.56%, H 0.36%, Br 85.39%, O 5.70%
Line Formula: Br3CCHO
Literature References: Preparation from ethanol and bromine: Löwig, Ann. 3, 288 (1832); from chloral and a bromide: Müller, US 2053964 (1936 to Winthrop); from paraldehyde and bromine: Long, Howard, Org. Synth. 17, 18 (1937).
Properties: Yellowish, oily liquid; forms with water bromal hydrate which is solid at temps below 50°. d 2.66. bp ~174° with decompn. Sol in water, alcohol or ether.
Boiling point: bp ~174° with decompn
Density: d 2.66

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