Bronopol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Bronopol Properties


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Bronopol is a highly active antimicrobial chemical compound. It was invented by The Boots Company PLC, Nottingham, England in the early 1960s and first applications were as a preservative for pharmaceuticals. Bronopol's low mammalian toxicity and exceptional activity against bacteria ensured that it became popular as a preservative in many consumer products such as shampoos and cosmetics. It was subsequently taken up as an effective antimicrobial in many industrial environments such as paper mills, oil exploration and production facilities, as well as cooling water disinfection plants. Today, Bronopol is used in consumer products as an effective preservative agent, as well as a wide variety of industrial applications. The use of Bronopol in personal care products has declined since the late 1980s due to the recognized potential for nitrosamine formation.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White to Pale Yellow Crystalline Powder
Boiling Point 358 °C
CAS Number 52-51-7
Class 6.1
Density 1.1 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-143-0
HS Code 29055999
IUPAC Name 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol
InChI 1S/C3H6BrNO4/c4-3(1-6,2-7)5(8)9/h6-7H,1-2H2
Melting Point 130- 133°C
Molar Mass 199.989 g/mol
Molecular Formula C3H6BrNO4
NFPA 704 H-3,F-1,R-0,C-NA
PG 3
RTECS Number TY3385000
Solubility 25 g/100 ml
Synonyms 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol;2-Bromo-2-nitro-1,3-propanediol;1,3-Propanediol,2-bromo-2-nitro-;2-Bromo-2-nitropropan-1,3-diol;2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol;2-Nitro-2-bromo-1,3-propanediol;Bioban;Bronidiol;Bronocot;Bronopol;Bronotak;Canguard 409;Myacide AS;Myacide AS Plus;Myacide PharmaBP;N 25;NSC 141021;Nalco 92RU093;Preventol P 100;Protectol BN 98;Protectol BN 99;Ultra-Fresh SAB