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Acetyl Chloride

Also known as Ethanoyl chloride, Acetic chloride

H.S.Code 29159010 CAS No. 75-36-5
Molecular Formula CH3COCl Molecular Weight 78.50
Physical state at 20 °C Liquid Refractive index 1.3886
Odour Pungent odor Solubility in water Reacts with water
Density 1.1 g/cm³ Flash point 40 °F
pH value 5 (H₂O, 20 °C) Melting Point 51.8 °C

About Acetyl Chloride

Acetyl chloride having molecular formula CH3COCl, belongs to the class of organic compounds called acyl halides. It is a colorless, corrosive, volatile liquid. Acetyl chloride is produced in the laboratory by the reaction of acetic acid with chlorodehydrating agents. Acetyl chloride is not expected to exist in nature, because contact with water would hydrolyze it into acetic acid and hydrogen chloride.

Acetyl chloride is a reagent for the preparation of esters and amides of acetic acid, used in the derivatization of alcohols and amines. Acetyl chloride is used for acetylation reactions, that is the introduction of an acetyl group.

Acetyl Chloride Molecular Image

Acetyl Chloride Specifications

Packaging 500 ml
Form Liquid
Colour Colourless
Class 3
Storage Store in a cool, dry well-ventilated location
Shelf Life
Acetyl Chloride Bottle

500 ml