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4-Bromoanisole is the organobromine compound with the formula CH3OC6H4Br. It is colorless liquid with a pleasant smell similar to that of anise seed. It the precursor to many 4-anisyl derivatives.

Skeletal formula of bromoanisole
Ball-and-stick model of the bromoanisole molecule
Preferred IUPAC name
Other names
4-Bromoanisole; para-Bromoanisole; p-Bromoanisole
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.002.957
Molar mass 187.036 g·mol−1
Density 1.49 g/ml
Melting point 10 °C (50 °F; 283 K)
Boiling point 223 °C (433 °F; 496 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Reactions and usesEdit

4-Bromoanisole forms a Grignard reagent,[1] which reacts with phosphorus trichloride to give tris(4-methoxyphenyl)phosphine:

3 CH3OC6H4MgBr + PCl3 → (CH3OC6H4)3P + 3 MgBrCl

4-Bromoanisole forms the organozinc derivative CH3OC6H4ZnBr.[2]

4-Bromoanisole is compound sometimes used in RNA extraction which serves to further eliminate DNA contamination.[3] It interacts with genomic DNA (gDNA) and through a separation phase, it will be located in the organic layer instead of the aqueous layer (upper layer) containing the RNA extract.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Stille, J. K.; Echavarren, Antonio M.; Williams, Robert M.; Hendrix, James A. (1993). "4-Methoxy-4'-Nitrobiphenyl". Organic Syntheses. 71: 97. doi:10.15227/orgsyn.071.0097.
  2. ^ Le Gall, Erwan; Martens, Thierry (2012). "Multicomponent Synthesis of Tertiary Diarylmethylamines: 1-((4-Fluorophenyl)(4-methoxyphenyl)methyl)piperidine". Organic Syntheses. 89: 283. doi:10.15227/orgsyn.089.0283.
  3. ^ "NAzol RT" (PDF). mrcgene.com. March 2017. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Khoury, Samantha; Ajuyah, Pamela; Tran, Nham (2014). "Isolation of Small Noncoding RNAs from Human Serum". Journal of Visualized Experiments (88): 51443. doi:10.3791/51443. PMC 4195580. PMID 24998448.