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2-Bromo-1-chloropropane is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C3H6BrCl. It is a colorless liquid that is used in various synthetic applications.

Chemical Properties[edit | edit source]

2-Bromo-1-chloropropane is a halogenated hydrocarbon. It has a molecular weight of 157.44 g/mol. The compound is a colorless liquid at room temperature and has a strong, unpleasant odor. It is not soluble in water but is soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol and acetone.

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

2-Bromo-1-chloropropane can be synthesized through the nucleophilic substitution reaction of 1-chloropropane with bromine. The reaction is typically carried out in the presence of a catalyst to increase the reaction rate.

Uses[edit | edit source]

2-Bromo-1-chloropropane is used in the synthesis of other chemical compounds. It is also used as a solvent in some industrial applications.

Safety[edit | edit source]

Exposure to 2-Bromo-1-chloropropane can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. It is also harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Proper safety measures should be taken when handling this compound.

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