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2-Methylbenzyl chloride

2-Methylbenzyl chloride (stabilised with propylene oxide) for synthesis. CAS 552-45-4, molar mass 140.61 g/mol., (stabilised with propylene oxide) for synthesis

Synonym: α-Chloro-o-xylene, o-Xylyl chloride

  • CAS Number 552-45-4

  • Linear Formula C₈H₉Cl

  • Molecular Weight 140.61 g/mol

  •  EC Number 209-013-8



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packaging   25 ml in Glass bottle (8401620025)
bp   197 - 199 °C (1013 hPa)
density   1.08 g/cm3 (20 °C)
flash point   73 °C
mp   -2 °C
refractive index   1.539 - 1.541 (20 °C, 589 nm)
shipped in   ambient
storage temp.   Store below +30°C.
specifications   Assay (GC, area%): ≥ 96.0 % (a/a)
  Density (d 20 °C/ 4 °C): 1.078 - 1.082
  Identity (IR): passes test

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Safety Information

HS Code 
2903 99 80
Hazard Statement(s) 
H340: May cause genetic defects.
H350: May cause cancer.
H302: Harmful if swallowed.
H315: Causes skin irritation.
H319: Causes serious eye irritation.
H335: May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statement(s) 
P201: Obtain special instructions before use.
P302 + P352: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P308 + P313: IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/ attention.
Storage class 
6.1A Combustible substances, toxic
WGK 3 highly water endangering
Carcinogenic compounds and flammable compounds labelled "Highly toxic" or "Toxic": container F. Alkyl sulfates are carcinogenic; Take particular care to avoid inhalation and skin contact. To neutralize alkyl sulfates, add dropwise (from a dropping funnel) to concentrated ice-cool Ammonia solution (Cat.No. 105426) with vigorous stirring. Before placing in container D, check the pH with pH Universal indicator strips (Cat.No. 109535).
Hazard Pictogram(s) 
GHS07  GHS07
Hazard Pictogram(s) 
GHS08  GHS08
Hazard Symbols 
Toxic  Toxic
Declaration (railroad and road) ADR, RID 
UN 3265 , 8, II
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR 
UN 3265 , 8, II
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code 
UN 3265 , 8, II, Segregation Group: 1 (Acids)
Categories of danger 
carcinogenic, mutagenic, harmful, irritant
R Phrase 
R 45-46-22-36/37/38
May cause cancer.May cause heritable genetic damage.Also harmful if swallowed.Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
S Phrase 
S 53-45
Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
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