Vinyl bromide

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Vinyl bromide
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CAS number 593-60-2 YesY
PubChem 11641
EC number 209-800-6
KEGG C19184 YesY
RTECS number KU8400000
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Molecular formula C2H3Br
Molar mass 106.95 g/mol
Appearance Colorless gas with pungent odor
Density 1.525 g/cm3 at boiling point (liquid)

1.4933 g/cm3 at 20 °C

Melting point -137.8 °C
Boiling point 15.8 °C
Solubility in water Insoluble
log P 1.57
Vapor pressure 206.8 kPa at 37.8 °C
MSDS External MSDS
R-phrases R12, R20/21/22, R36/37/38, R45
S-phrases S45, S53
Main hazards Toxic (T), Highly flammable (F+)
NFPA 704
Flammability code 4: Will rapidly or completely vaporize at normal atmospheric pressure and temperature, or is readily dispersed in air and will burn readily. Flash point below 23 °C (73 °F). E.g., propane Health code 2: Intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury. E.g., chloroform Reactivity code 1: Normally stable, but can become unstable at elevated temperatures and pressures. E.g., calcium Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Flash point 5 °C (41 °F; 278 K)
Explosive limits 6 - 15 %
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Structure and
n, εr, etc.
Phase behaviour
Solid, liquid, gas
Spectral data UV, IR, NMR, MS
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Vinyl bromide is a simple vinyl halide. It is soluble in chloroform, ethanol, diethyl ether, acetone and benzene.


Vinyl bromide is used to manufacture bromopolymers and mainly polyvinyl bromide. Further it is used as an alkylation agent.

Safety precautions[edit]

Vinyl bromide is highly flammable liquid and reacts violently with oxidizers.

It is listed in List of IARC Group 2A carcinogens as a suspected human carcinogen.

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