A colorless to light yellow liquid substance with a sharp odor. Flash point 65°F. Denser than water and insoluble in water. Vapors are heavier than air. May be irritating to skin and eyes. Used to make other chemicals. 3-Bromopropyne may decompose explosively with mild shock.
Air & Water Reactions
Highly flammable. Insoluble in water.
3-Bromopropyne is very toxic via the oral route. If inhaled, may be harmful; contact may cause burns to skin and eyes.
3-Bromopropyne is soluble in alcohol, ether, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride and carbon disulfide. 3-Bromopropyne is highly flammable and a dangerous fire risk, sensitive to shock. 3-Bromopropyne is used in organic syntheses, preparation of resins and perfume intermediates [Hawley]. There is a high danger of formation of explosive metal acetylides, when 3-Bromopropyne comes in contact with copper, high-copper alloys, mercury, or silver.
3-Bromopropyne detonates at 428F or more; ignites by impact. Emits highly toxic fumes of bromides when heated to decomposition. Reacts vigorously with oxidizing materials. Becomes shock-sensitive when mixed with chloropicrin. Unstable, avoid heat, flame, shock, and other chemicals
Used to make propargylic amines employed in enyne metathesis.1Employed in the propargylation of spiro ketones,2 allylic alcohols,3 and enone complexes.4