2,4-Dichlorophenol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

2,4-Dichlorophenol Properties


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2,4-Dichlorophenol is a chlorinated derivative of phenol. It is used primarily as intermediate in the preparation of the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. It is also a photo-degradation product of the common antibacterial and antifungal agent triclosan along with the dioxin 2,8-dichlorodibenzo-p-dioxin.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White to off-white crystalline solid
Boiling Point 209-210 °C
CAS Number 120-83-2
ChEBI 16738
Density 1.38g/cm3
EINECS Number 204-429-6
HS Code 29081000
IUPAC Name 2,4-Dichlorophenol
InChI 1S/C6H4Cl2O/c7-4-1-2-6(9)5(8)3-4/h1-3,9H
Main Hazards Tremors, convulsions, shortness of breath, inhibition of respiratory system
Melting Point 42-43 °C
Molar Mass 163.00 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H4Cl2O
NFPA 704 H-4,F-1,R-0,C-COR
RTECS Number SK8575000
Solubility 4.5 g/l
Synonyms 2,4-Dichlorophenol;2,4-DCP;Phenol, 2,4-dichloro-
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