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Benzyl chloride

ReagentPlus®, 99%, contains ≤1% propylene oxide as stabilizer

Synonym(s):
α-Chlorotoluene
Linear Formula:
C6H5CH2Cl
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
126.58
Beilstein:
471308
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39050202
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

vapor density

4.36 (vs air)

vapor pressure

10.3 mmHg ( 60 °C)
7 mmHg ( 55 °C)

product line

ReagentPlus®

assay

99%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

1085 °F

contains

≤1% propylene oxide as stabilizer

expl. lim.

14 %

refractive index

n20/D 1.538 (lit.)

bp

177-181 °C (lit.)

mp

−43 °C (lit.)

solubility

0.46 g/L at 30 °C (Decomposes in contact with water)

density

1.1 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

ClCc1ccccc1

InChI

1S/C7H7Cl/c8-6-7-4-2-1-3-5-7/h1-5H,6H2

InChI key

KCXMKQUNVWSEMD-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Benzyl chloride (BnCl) is an organochlorine compound, which is widely used in organic synthesis for the preparation of useful chemical building blocks.

Application

Benzyl chloride can be used as:
  • A benzylating agent for the benzylation of benzene and other aromatic compounds.
  • A reactant for the preparation of 4-methoxydiphenylmethane by Friedel-Crafts alkylation with anisole.

It can also be used to introduce the benzyl protecting group to alcohols and carboxylic acids by forming corresponding benzyl ether, and benzyl ester, respectively.

Packaging

50, 250 g in glass bottle
1, 2, 4 kg in glass bottle

Legal Information

ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 1B - Eye Dam. 1 - Muta. 1B - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT RE 2 Oral - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

152.6 °F

Flash Point(C)

67 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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