Benzotrichloride Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Benzotrichloride Properties


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Benzotrichloride is a chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbon. Benzotrichloride is produced by the free radical chlorination of toluene, catalysed by light or radical initiators such as dibenzoyl peroxide. It is principally used as an intermediate in the preparation of other chemical products such as dyes, used to make benzotrifluoride and hydroxybenzophenone ultraviolet-light stabilizers for plastics and in the production of ion-exchange resins, pharmaceuticals, and antimicrobial agents, used in the synthesis of benzoyl chloride and benzoyl peroxide.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Clear Liquid
Boiling Point 220.8 °C
CAS Number 98-07-7
Density 1.3756 g/ml
EINECS Number 202-634-5
IUPAC Name (Trichloromethyl)benzene
InChI 1S/C7H5Cl3/c8-7(9,10)6-4-2-1-3-5-6/h1-5H
Melting Point -5°C
Molar Mass 195.47 g/mol
Molecular Formula C7H5Cl3
NFPA 704 H-3,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number XT9275000
Refractive 1.557 n20/D
Solubility 0.05 g/l
Synonyms Toluenetrichloride;Phenylchloroform; α, α, α-Trichlorotoluene; Benzotrichloride; BTC; Phenylchloroform; Phenyltrichloromethane; Trichloromethylbenzene