N-bromosuccinimide is a five-membered cyclic dicarboximide compound having a bromo substituent on the nitrogen atom. It has a role as a reagent. It is a dicarboximide, a pyrrolidinone and an organobromine compound. It derives from a succinimide.A brominating agent that replaces hydrogen atoms in benzylic or allylic positions. It is used in the oxidation of secondary alcohols to ketones and in controlled low-energy brominations. (From Miall's Dictionary of Chemistry, 5th ed; Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 12th ed,).