Dichlorocarbene Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Dichlorocarbene Properties


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Dichlorocarbene is the reactive intermediate. Dichlorocarbene is most commonly generated by reaction of chloroform and a base such as potassium t-butoxide or aqueous sodium hydroxide.It can also be obtained by dechlorination of carbon tetrachloride with magnesium with ultrasound chemistry.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless Liquid
Boiling Point 39.6 °C
CAS Number 1605-72-7
Density 1.252 g/ml
IUPAC Name Dichloromethylidene
InChI 1S/CCl2/c2-1-3
Molar Mass 82.91g/mol
Molecular Formula CCl2
Synonyms Carbon(II) chloride;Carbon dichloride;Carbonous chloride