- Benzyl chloride is a colorless to slightly yellow liquid with a pungent, aromatic odor it is soluble in alcohol, ether, and chloroform, and is insoluble in water. .
- Benzyl chloride was first prepared from treatment of benzyl alcohol with hydrochloric acid
- It is very refractive
- Benzyl chloride is combustible and is corrosive to metal reacts with steam and oxidizing agents and is slowly hydrolyzed by water (HSDB,