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Title: N-Bromoacetamide
CAS Registry Number: 79-15-2
Additional Names: Acetobromamide
Molecular Formula: C2H4BrNO
Molecular Weight: 137.96
Percent Composition: C 17.41%, H 2.92%, Br 57.92%, N 10.15%, O 11.60%
Line Formula: CH3CONHBr
Literature References: Prepd by treating a cooled (0-5°) soln of acetamide dissolved in bromine with ice cold aq 50% KOH, allowing to stand for 2-3 hr at 0-5°, treating with NaCl, and extracting with chloroform: Oliveto, Gerold, Org. Synth. 31, 17 (1951).
Properties: Needles from chloroform + hexane, mp 102-105°. Sol in warm water, freely sol in cold ether. Unstable to light and heat.
Melting point: mp 102-105°
Derivative Type: Monohydrate
Properties: Rectangular plates from hydr ether, mp 70-80°. Freely sol in cold water, alcohol, ether, less freely in chloroform.
Melting point: mp 70-80°
Use: Brominating agent; in oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols.

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