beta-Bromoisovaleric Acid
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Title: b-Bromoisovaleric Acid
CAS Registry Number: 5798-88-9
CAS Name: 3-Bromo-3-methylbutanoic acid
Molecular Formula: C5H9BrO2
Molecular Weight: 181.03
Percent Composition: C 33.17%, H 5.01%, Br 44.14%, O 17.68%
Line Formula: (CH3)2CBrCH2COOH
Literature References: Prepn from b,b-dimethylacrylic acid and HBr: Auwers, Ber. 28, 1130 (1895); from b-isovalerolactone and HBr: Gresham et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 76, 486 (1954).
Properties: Needles from ligroin, mp 73-74°. Slightly sol in water; sol in alcohol, ether, benzene.
Melting point: mp 73-74°
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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