bromoform


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bromoform

A yellowish to colourless liquid with a pleasant odour and sweet taste, produced by action of bromine and caustic potash on wood spirit, alcohol or acetone; it is functionally similar to chloroform in effects. It is currently used as a solvent and flame retardant. 

Toxicology
Mucocutaneous and upper respiratory tract irritation, hepatotoxic, CNS toxicity.
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Reactions with bromoform in the absence of bromine gave different results, as shown in Table 1.
The new research shows that one-quarter to one-third of rats treated with chloroform, bromoform, or bromodichloromethane developed kidney cancers.
The Spearman correlation coefficients between total THMs versus chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform were 0.
Dimethyl maleate (DMME), on treatment with slight excess of bromine using bromoform as catalyst and solvent gave selectively the addition product at low or high temperature conditions.
The four THMs are chloroform, bromoform, bromodichloromethane, and dibromochloromethane.
A temperature-controlled density column containing a mixture of bromobenzene and bromoform is typically used.
Tenders invited for Supply of bromoform (specific gravity 2.
A high priority for the ATTREX mission was to define the input of reactive bromine to the stratosphere from both short-lived species [such as bromoform (CHBr3)], as well as the longer-lived compounds (such as halons and methyl bromide).
Bromoform was not modeled individually because so many data points were below the LOD; instead total brominated THMs (THMBr) were modeled.
To create a calibration curve for this test, 1 mL of bromoform and 1 mL of chloroform are added together to 1,000 mL of methanol.