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2-Chlorotoluene Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:-36 °C (lit.)
  • Boiling point:157-159 °C (lit.)
  • Density 1.083 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
  • vapor density 4.38 (vs air)
  • vapor pressure 10 mm Hg ( 43 °C)
  • refractive index n20/D 1.525(lit.)
  • Flash point:117 °F
  • storage temp.  0-6°C
  • solubility H2O: slightly soluble0.047g/L at 20°C
  • form Liquid
  • color Clear
  • explosive limit1.0-12.6%(V)
  • Water Solubility slightly soluble
  • Merck 14,2171
  • BRN 1904175
  • CAS DataBase Reference95-49-8(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • NIST Chemistry ReferenceBenzene, 1-chloro-2-methyl-(95-49-8)
  • EPA Substance Registry Systemo-Chlorotoluene (95-49-8)
Safety Information
2-Chlorotoluene Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical Propertiesclear liquid
  • Chemical Propertieso-Chlorotoluene is a flammable, colorless liquid with an aromatic odor.
  • UsesSolvent and intermediate for organic chemicals and dyes.
  • UsesSolvent; synthesis of dyes, pharmaceuticals, and synthetic rubber compounds
  • Synthesis Reference(s)Journal of the American Chemical Society, 101, p. 768, 1979 DOI: 10.1021/ja00497a063
    Organic Syntheses, Coll. Vol. 1, p. 170, 1941
  • General DescriptionColorless liquid with an aromatic odor. Denser than water and poorly soluble in water. Hence sinks in water .
  • Air & Water ReactionsSlightly water soluble.
  • Reactivity Profile2-Chlorotoluene may be incompatible with strong oxidizing and reducing agents. Also may be incompatible with amines, nitrides, azo/diazo compounds, alkali metals, and epoxides. Reacts violently with dimethyl sulfoxide .
  • HazardToxic by inhalation. Eye, skin, and upper respiratory tract irritant.
  • Health HazardInhalation of vapor may cause respiratory irrtation. Prolonged and repeated vapor exposures may produce systemic toxic effects.
  • Safety ProfileModerately toxic by unspecified routes. Flammable when exposed to heat or flame. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of Cl-. See also TOLE CHLORIDE and CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS, AROMATIC.
  • Potential Exposureo-Chlorotoluene is widely used as a solvent and intermediate in the synthesis of dyes, synthetic rubber; pharmaceuticals; and other organic chemicals. Used as an insecticide, bactericide.
  • ShippingUN2238 Chlorotoluenes, Hazard Class: 3; Labels: 3-Flammable liquid.
  • Purification MethodsDry 2-chlorotoluene for several days with CaCl2, then distil it from Na using a glass helices-packed column. [Beilstein 5 IV 805.]
  • IncompatibilitiesIncompatible with acids, alkalis, oxidizers, reducing materials; water
  • Waste DisposalIn accordance with 40CFR165 recommendations for the disposal of pesticides and pesticide containers. Must be disposed properly by following package label directions or by contacting your local or federal environmental control agency, or by contacting your regional EPA office.
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