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Benzyl Chloride

Benzyl Chloride

Benzyl Chloride (C6H5CH2Cl) is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a pungent odor. It is an organic compound used as an intermediate in chemical synthesis, particularly in the production of various pharmaceuticals, dyes, and other organic compounds. It is also a versatile alkylating agent.

Chemical Formula:

C6H5CH2Cl

CAS Number:

100-44-7

Synonyms:

α-Chlorotoluene, Phenylmethyl chloride, Chlorobenzyl, Chlorotoluene, Benzyl monochloride

Characteristics

Molar Weight

126.57 g/mol

Melting Point

-43 °C (-45 °F)

Boiling Point

179-180 °C (354-356 °F)

Solubility

Partially soluble in water, but miscible with most organic solvents

Density

1.1 g/cm³

Forms

Benzyl Chloride is a colorless to pale yellow liquid.

Odor

pungent and strong odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Dyes and Pigments
  • Chemical Reagent
  • Resins and Polymers
  • Specialty Chemicals

Industries

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Agrochemicals

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