cyanogen bromideCyanogen bromide

CAS No. 506-68-3
Catalog No. 655608


Cyanogen bromide Synonyms: Bromocyanide; Bromine cyanide; Cyanobromide; Cyanogen monobromide, Cyanobromane


Typical Applications

• reagent in molecular biology
• peptide mapping
• gold extraction and amino acid sequence analysis
• coupling reagent for phosphoramidate or pyrophosphate inter-nucleotide bonds in DNA duplexes.
• used in organic synthesis to prepare cyanamides, dicyanamides, cyanuric bromide, guanidines and hydroxylguanidines
• involved in the von Braun reaction, it gives disubstituted cyanamides by reacting with tertiary amines
• reacts with phenols to give the cyanate esters


Physical Properties

Form and Appearance: Crystalline solid
Molecular Weight: 105.92
Specific Gravity: 2.015 @ 20ºC
Boiling Point: 61 – 62ºC
Solubility: Very soluble
Melting Point: 50 – 53ºC
Water Reactive: Not reactive


Chemical Formula




Purity/Analysis: 97% minimum by GC
Form and Appearance: Volatile white to light yellow solid. Very sharp
penetrating odor


Product Categories

Inorganic cyanide compounds; Inorganic reagent; synthesis of guanidines; synthesis of hydroxyguanidines; synthesis of heterocyclic systems; synthesis of ureas; synthesis of thioureas



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