Answer to Question #13148 in Organic Chemistry for jasmin

Question #13148
uses of isopropyl bromide in industrial cleaning
Expert's answer
Isopropyl bromide's use in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, dyes, and other
organics could result in its release to the environment through various waste
streams. Isopropyl bromide should have high to very high mobility in soil.
Volatilization of isopropyl bromide is expected from both moist and dry soils.
In water, isopropyl bromide is expected to volatilize rapidly with estimated
half-lives of 3.329 hours and 4.4 days from a model environmental river and a
model environmental lake, respectively. Hydrolysis is expected to be an
important fate process in aquatic systems and in moist soil based on a neutral
hydrolysis half-life of 2.1 days. Bioconcentration and adsorption to sediment
are not expected to be important in aquatic systems. Biodegradation of isopropyl
bromide is expected to be an important fate process in both soil and aquatic
conditions based on a closed bottle biodegradation study. Isopropyl bromide will
exist in the vapor phase in the ambient atmosphere. If released to the
atmosphere, it will degrade by reaction with photochemically produced hydroxyl
radicals with an estimated half-life of approximately 24 days. Removal of
isopropyl bromide from the atmosphere can occur though wet deposition. Exposure
to isopropyl bromide can occur through dermal contact, inhalation, and

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