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Title: Bromoacetone
CAS Registry Number: 598-31-2
CAS Name: 1-Bromo-2-propanone
Molecular Formula: C3H5BrO
Molecular Weight: 136.98
Percent Composition: C 26.30%, H 3.68%, Br 58.33%, O 11.68%
Line Formula: CH3COCH2Br
Literature References: Prepn by bromination of acetone: Emmerling, Wagner, Ann. 204, 29 (1880); Catch et al., J. Chem. Soc. 1948, 272; Ross US 2452154 (1948 to Colgate-Palmolive-Peet); by bromination acetone enol acetate: Magerlein, US 2752341 (1956 to Upjohn).
Properties: Liquid, mp -36.5°. bp 137°, bp50 63.5-64°. d23 1.634. nD15 1.4697. Turns violet rapidly even in absence of air. Sparingly sol in water; sol in alcohol, acetone. Keep tightly closed and protected from light.
Melting point: mp -36.5°
Boiling point: bp 137°; bp50 63.5-64°
Index of refraction: nD15 1.4697
Density: d23 1.634
CAUTION: Violent lacrimator.
Use: Chemical war gas.

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