Pentabromoacetone
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Title: Pentabromoacetone
CAS Registry Number: 79-49-2
CAS Name: 1,1,1,3,3-Pentabromo-2-propanone
Molecular Formula: C3HBr5O
Molecular Weight: 452.56
Percent Composition: C 7.96%, H 0.22%, Br 88.28%, O 3.54%
Line Formula: CBr3COCHBr2
Literature References: Prepd by the addition of 12 parts bromine to 1 part acetone: Mulder, Jahresber. Fortschr. Chem. 1864, 330.
Properties: Orthorhombic needles or prisms from alcohol or ether. Penetrating odor. mp 76° (sublimes above mp). Volatile with steam. Practically insol in water. Freely sol in organic solvents. Forms bromoform under the influence of alkalies.
Melting point: mp 76° (sublimes above mp)

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