White powder with a faint chlorine odor. Chloramine B was first introduced as a bleach for paper in 1937, however it is no longer in use. Chloramine B in weak solutions (2%) initially appeared to be a satisfactory easily controllable bleach. However, it reacts with aluminum and other metals to form insoluble precipitates that are difficult to remove. Residual chloramine B may continue to bleach for many months. It has also been used as an antiseptic.
See also chloramine T.
Synonyms and Related Terms
n-chlorobenzenesulfonamido; sodium benzenesulfochloramine; chlorimine (sp)
Soluble in water, ethanol. Slightly soluble in ether, chloroform.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 213.62|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic chlorine gas is formed when mixed with ammonia.