White crystals with an odor of phenol. Sinks in and slowly dissolves in water.
M-CHLOROPHENOL(108-43-0) is incompatible with acid chlorides, acid anhydrides and oxidizing agents .
Air & Water Reactions
Discolors on exposure to air. Water soluble
Toxic by skin absorption, inhalation, or
Monochlorophenols are used in the
manufacture of fungicides, slimicides, bactericides, pesticides, herbicides, disinfectants, wood and glue preservatives; in the production of phenolic resins; in the extraction
of certain minerals from coal; as a denaturant for ethanol;
as an antiseptic; as a disinfectant, and others.
This chemical is probably combustible.
If this chemical gets into the eyes, remove any
contact lenses at once and irrigate immediately for at least
15 minutes, occasionally lifting upper and lower lids. Seek
medical attention immediately. If this chemical contacts
the skin, remove contaminated clothing and wash immediately with soap and water. Seek medical attention immediately. If this chemical has been inhaled, remove from
exposure, begin rescue breathing (using universal precautions, including resuscitation mask) if breathing has
stopped and CPR if heart action has stopped. Transfer
promptly to a medical facility. When this chemical has
been swallowed, get medical attention. Give large quantities of water and induce vomiting. Do not make an unconscious person vomit.
UN 2020 (solid); UN2021 (liquid) Chlorophenols, solid and liquid, Hazard Class: 6.1; Labels:
May form explosive mixture with air.
Contact with oxidizing agents can cause fire and explosion
hazard. Heat produces hydrogen chloride and chlorine.
Corrosive to aluminum, copper and other chemically active
All isomers have a characteristic odor.
White to light yellow crystal.
Incinerate in admixture with
flammable solvent in furnace equipped with afterburner
3-Chlorophenol is a halophenol with antifungal activity. 3-Chlorophenol is commonly used as a building block in the preparation of variety of biologically active compounds. Studies suggest that 3-Chlo
rophenol can be used in the regeneration of vegetal activated carbons.
It could not be obtained solid by crystallisation from pet ether. It is best purified by distillation under reduced pressure. [Beilstein 6 IV 810.]