3-Chlorobenzotrifluoride Chemical Properties
- Melting point:
- -55.4 °C
- Boiling point:
- 137-138 °C(lit.)
- 1.336 g/mL at 25 °C
- refractive index
- Flash point:
- 97 °F
- Specific Gravity
- Water Solubility
- <0.1 g/100 mL at 22 ºC
- CAS DataBase Reference
- 98-15-7(CAS DataBase Reference)
- NIST Chemistry Reference
- Benzene, 1-chloro-3-(trifluoromethyl)-(98-15-7)
- EPA Substance Registry System
- 3-Chlorobenzotrifluoride (98-15-7)
3-Chlorobenzotrifluoride Usage And Synthesis
CLEAR COLOURLESS LIQUID
Intermediate in manufacturing of dyes and pharmaceuticals, dielectrics, insecticides.
A water-white liquid with an odor like moth balls. Flash point between 65-108°F. Insoluble in water and denser than water. Toxic by inhalation. Liquid contact may irritate skin and eyes.
Air & Water Reactions
Highly flammable. On contact with water 3-Chlorobenzotrifluoride can evolve hydrogen fluoride, a highly toxic and corrosive gas. [AAR, 1999]. Insoluble in water and denser than water.
Simple aromatic halogenated organic compounds are very unreactive; halogenated aliphatic compounds are moderately or very reactive. For both subgroups, reactivity generally decreases with increased degree of substitution of halogen for hydrogen atoms. Materials in this group are incompatible with strong oxidizing and reducing agents. Also, they are incompatible with many amines, nitrides, azo/diazo compounds, alkali metals, and epoxides.
Moderate fire risk.
May cause toxic effects if inhaled or absorbed through skin. Inhalation or contact with material may irritate or burn skin and eyes. Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases. Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation. Runoff from fire control or dilution water may cause pollution.
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames. Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Containers may explode when heated. Many liquids are lighter than water.
Purify it as for o-chlorobenzotrifluoride above. 20 1.4432. [Beilstein 5 III 692, 5 IV 814.]
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