Chemical Structure / July 19, 2018 / Reina Huffman
Phthalates or phthalate esters, are esters of phthalic acid. They are mainly used as plasticizers, i.e., substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity. They are used primarily to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Carbon tetrabromide (CBr4) is most commonly used as a reagent for converting alcohols to bromides in Appel reactions. Carbon tetrabromide is generally not used as a solvent, whereas its chloro analogue, carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), sees frequent use as a solvent.
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