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2-Bromobutyric acid is an carboxylic acid with the molecular formula C4H7BrO2. It is a clear, yellow liquid. The 2-position is an asymmetric carbon, so there are two enantiomers of this compound. 2-Bromobutyric acid is mainly used as a building block chemical, such as in the preparation of Levetiracetam, an anticonvulsant medication.
2-Bromobutyric acid Wikipedia
2-Bromobuyric acid may be prepared by the acid-catalyzed Hell–Volhard–Zelinsky reaction, where butyric acid is treated with elemental bromine.