Chlorinated naphthalene

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An oily liquid or clear crystal depending on isomeric form. Chloronaphthalene has been used as an Insecticide, Fungicide, and wood preservative.

Synonyms and Related Terms

2-chloronaphthalene; Xylamon; Basileum

Chemical structure

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  • Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption.
  • Emits toxic chloride fumes when burned. Flash point = 121C (250F)
  • ThermoFisher: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in benzene, ethanol, ether, chloroform, carbon disulfide.

Composition C10H7Cl
CAS 90-13-1
Melting Point -2.5 C
Density 1.194 g/ml
Molecular Weight mol. wt.=162.62
Boiling Point 259 C

Resources and Citations

  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 2201
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986