Agent Name

N-Bromosuccinimide

CAS Number

128-08-5

Formula

C4-H4-Br-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

N-Bromosuccimide; NBS; Succinbromide; Succinbromimide; Succinibromimide; 2,5-Pyrrolidinedione, 1-bromo-; Succinimide, N-bromo- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] 1-Bromo-2,5-pyrrolidinedione; [Merck Index]

Category

Succinimides

Description

Solid with a mild odor of bromine; [Merck Index] White, pale yellow, or cream-colored powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in chemical synthesis (bromination of olefins and oxidation of alcohols and aldehydes); [Merck Index]

Comments

A strong skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [Merck Index] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "N-Chlorosuccinimide."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

11 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Other Information

No other related information on this agent was found.