Aniline Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Aniline Properties


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Aniline is an organic compound. Aniline was first isolated by destructive distillation of indigo by Otto Unverdorben. Aniline is the prototypical aromatic amine. Its main use is in the manufacture of precursors to polyurethane. Aniline is mainly produced in industry in two steps from benzene. First, benzene is nitrated using a concentrated mixture of nitric acid and sulfuric acid at 50 to 60 °C, which gives nitrobenzene. In the second step, the nitrobenzene is hydrogenated, typically at 200–300 °C in presence of various metal catalysts. Aniline reacts with carboxylic acids or more readily with acyl chlorides such as acetyl chloride to give amides. Aniline and its ring-substituted derivatives react with nitrous acid to form diazonium salts. It reacts with nitrobenzene to produce phenazine in the Wohl-Aue reaction.

Chemical Properties

AR Assay 99.5%
Appearance Colourless liquid
Basicity 9.3
Boiling Point 184.13 °C
CAS Number 62-53-3
Density 1.0217 g/ml
EINECS Number 200-539-3
HS Code 292141000
IUPAC Name Phenylamine
InChI 1S/C6H7N/c7-6-4-2-1-3-5-6/h1-5H,7H2
LR Assay 99.0%
Lab Grade LR;AR
Main Hazards Aniline causes blue discoloration of finger-tips, cheeks, lips and nose, nausea, vomiting, headache and drowsiness followed by delirium, coma, shock, loss of appetite, loss of weight, headaches, visual disturbances, skin lesions.
Melting Point -6.3 °C
Molar Mass 93.13g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H7N
NFPA 704 H-3,F-2,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number BW6650000
Related Compounds Phenylhydrazine;Nitrosobenzene;Nitrobenzene
Solubility 3.6 g/100 ml
Synonyms Aminobenzene;Benzenamine;Phenylamine
Viscosity 3.71 cP uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X