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A colorless, low-viscosity Solvent used for rubber and synthetic resins. It is also used as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

monochlorotoluene; alpha-chlorotoluene; benzyl chloride; chlorophenylmethane; chloromethylbenzene

Chemical structure


Other Properties

Miscible in ethanol, acetone, ether, benzene, carbon tetrachloride and heptane. Slightly soluble in water.

Composition CH3C6H4Cl
CAS 100-44-7
Melting Point -43
Density 1.0776
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 126.6
Boiling Point 179

Hazards and Safety

Highly toxic by inhalation. Strongly irritation. May be absorbed through the skin.

Combustible. Flash point = 67C Burning produces toxic fumes.

Sigma-Aldrich: SDS

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 819
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979

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