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What is the reaction?

Question asked by Natasha Pfeiffer on Sep 29, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 10, 2019 by Alex Madonik

Dbu and bromotrichloromethane, both aqueous, mixed together at room temperature. First changed from clear liquid to red, then darker. Then emitted a dark grey and black smoke, then turned into a black putty-like substance that spattered in the vial. Surface tension within the substance seemed very high and within a matter of moments, the spatter settled at the bottom of the vial. It seemed very exothermic as the vial was very hot. What could have happened here?