o-Dichlorobenzene Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

o-Dichlorobenzene Properties


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o-Dichlorobenzene is an organic compound. It is a derivative of benzene, consisting of two adjacent chlorine centers. It is mainly used as a precursor to 1,2-dichloro-4-nitrobenzene, an intermediate in the synthesis of agrochemicals. In terms of niche applications, 1,2-dichlorobenzene is a versatile, high-boiling solvent. It is a preferred solvent for dissolving and working with fullerenes. It is an insecticide for termites and locust borers. It is also used in softening and removing carbon-based contamination on metal surfaces.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless liquid
Boiling Point 180.5 °C
CAS Number 95-50-1
ChEBI 35290
Density 1.30 g/cm3
EINECS Number 202-425-9
HS Code 29036100
IUPAC Name 1,2-Dichlorobenzene
InChI 1S/C6H4Cl2/c7-5-3-1-2-4-6(5)8/h1-4H
Melting Point -17.03 °C
Molar Mass 147.01 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H4Cl2
NFPA 704 H-2,F-2,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number CZ4500000
Refractive n20/D 1.551
Solubility 0.13 g/l
Synonyms ortho-Dichlorobenzene;o-Dichlorbenzene;ODCB;Benzene,o-Dichloro-;Cloroben
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