Title: Bromoacetic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 79-08-3
Molecular Formula: C2H3BrO2
Molecular Weight: 138.95
Percent Composition: C 17.29%, H 2.18%, Br 57.51%, O 23.03%
Line Formula: BrCH2COOH
Literature References: Prepn by bromination of acetic acid: Perkin, Duppa, Ann. 108, 106 (1858); from chloroacetic acid and HBr: Lake, Asadorian; Asadorian, Burk, US 2553518; US 3130222 (1951, 1964, both to Dow); from glycolic acid and HBr: Johnston, US 2876255 (1959 to Ethyl Corp.).
Properties: Hygroscopic crystals, mp 50°. bp 208°. d 1.93. Very sol in water, alcohol. Protect from air and moisture.
Melting point: mp 50°
Boiling point: bp 208°
Density: d 1.93
CAUTION: Irritant and corrosive to skin, mucous membranes.