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Chloromethyl methyl ether

technical grade

Synonym(s):
Methoxymethyl chloride, Methyl chloromethyl ether, MOM chloride
Linear Formula:
ClCH2OCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
80.51
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

grade

technical grade

Quality Level

vapor pressure

3.55 psi ( 20 °C)

refractive index

n20/D 1.396 (lit.)

bp

55-57 °C (lit.)

density

1.06 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

COCCl

InChI

1S/C2H5ClO/c1-4-2-3/h2H2,1H3

InChI key

XJUZRXYOEPSWMB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Chloromethyl methyl ether (MOM-Cl) can be used as a reagent:
  •  For the introduction of the methoxymethyl (MOM) protecting group by converting alcohols to methoxy methyl (MOM) ethers.
  •  To prepare some methoxymethyl group containing metal complexes coordinated to carbonyl and dipyridyl ligands.        
  • In the preparation of fluorene/chloromethyl methyl ether cross-linked polymers by Friedel-Crafts polymerization.

Packaging

25, 100 g in glass bottle

Signal Word

Danger

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

UN1239 - class 6.1 - PG 1 - Methyl chloromethyl ether

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

60.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

16 °C - closed cup

Organometallics, 25, 4909-4909 (2006)
A Blair et al.
Cancer causes & control : CCC, 8(3), 473-490 (1997-05-01)
Epidemiologic evidence on the relation between reactive chemicals and cancer is reviewed. These highly reactive chemicals (acrylonitrile; bis[chloromethyl]ether and chloromethyl methyl ether; 1,3-butadiene, ethylene oxide; formaldehyde; mustard gas; sulfuric acid; and vinyl chloride) vary in use and exposure. All are...
Friedel-Crafts polymerization of fluorene with methylene chloride, methoxyacetyl chloride, and chloromethyl methyl ether
Nystuen NJ and Jones MB
Journal of Polymer Science, 23(5), 1433-1444 (1985)
A modified low-cost preparation of chloromethyl methyl ether (MOM-Cl)
Reggelin M and Doerr S
Synlett, 2004(06), 1117-1117 (2004)
Jung-Jae Lee et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), (15)(15), 1962-1963 (2009-04-01)
N-Alkylation of a fluorescent macrocyclic amine in aqueous micellar solution produces enhanced emission; the reaction with chloromethyl methyl ether exhibits autocatalysis.

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