Bromoform is a brominated organic solvent, colorless liquid at room temperature, with a high refractive index, very high density, and sweet odor is similar to that of chloroform. It is one of the four haloforms, the others being fluoroform, chloroform, and iodoform.

Bromoform can be prepared by the haloform reaction using acetone and sodium hypobromite, by the electrolysis of potassium bromide in ethanol, or by treating chloroform with aluminium bromide.

Methyl tribromide
CAS no.75-25-2
EINECS no.200-854-6
Molecular formulaCHBr3
Molecular weight252.73
Bromoform is used as a fluid for mineral ore separation in geological tests, as a laboratory reagent, and in the electronics industry in quality assurance programs.
Also has medical uses; injections of bromoform are sometimes used instead of epinephrine to treat severe asthma cases.
It has been used as an intermediate in chemical synthesis, as a sedative, and as a cough suppression agent.
It was formerly used as a solvent for waxes, greases, and oils, as an ingredient in fire-resistant chemicals and in fluid gauges.


AppearanceClear colorless to pale yellow liquid
Densityg/ml2.85 – 2.89
Stabilized with DPA%0.001
Assay%Min 98.0

250 kg UN approved HDPE drum.

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