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2-Bromopropane, also known as isopropyl bromide and 2-propyl bromide, is the halogenated hydrocarbon with the formula CH3CHBrCH3. It is a colorless liquid. It is used for introducing the isopropyl functional group in organic synthesis. 2-Bromopropane is prepared by heating isopropanol with hydrobromic acid.
atom is at the secondary position, which allows the molecule to undergo dehydrohalogenation
easily to give propene
, which escapes as a gas. Consequently, this reagent is used in conjunction with mild bases such as potassium carbonate
, vs strong ones.
Alkylating agents are often carcinogenic.
- M G. Gergel “Excuse Me Sir, Would You Like to Buy a Kilo of Isopropyl Bromide?” Pierce Chemical Co. (1979). (story of start-up chemical company).