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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Benzyl chloride

  • 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, 

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