Solutions corrosive to tissue. Explosion risk
when in closed containers due to pressure caused
by decomposition at room temperature.
Reactivity with Water Reacts slowly to generate hydrogen chloride (hydrochloric acid). The reaction is not hazardous; Reactivity with Common Materials: Corrodes metal slowly; Stability During Transport: Stable; Neutralizing Agents for Acids and Caustics: Flush with water, rinse with sodium bicarbonate or lime solution; Polymerization: Not pertinent; Inhibitor of Polymerization: Not pertinent.
Corrosive to skin, eyes,
mucous membranes, and other tissue.Evolves HCl by hydrolysis. A storage
hazard; can explode spontaneously at room
temperature. When heated to
decomposition it emits toxic fumes of Cland
Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Irritating hydrogen chloride fumes may be formed.
4-Methoxybenzoyl Chloride is used in the synthesis of stilbene and dihydrostilbene derivatives as potential anti-cancer agents. It is also used in the synthesis of coumarin dimers with potential HIV-1
Vapor irritates mucous membranes. Contact of liquid with eyes or skin causes severe irritation. Ingestion causes severe irritation of mouth and stomach.
An amber-colored crystalline solid. Melting point 72°F. Corrosive to metals and skin. Vapors may cause serious burns to the eyes.
Air & Water Reactions
Fumes in air. Reacts exothermically with water (including moisture in air or soil) to form hydrochloric acid and insoluble anisic acid [Merck 11th ed. 1989].
ANISOYL CHLORIDE reacts exothermically with bases, including amines. Incompatible with water, strong oxidizing agents, alcohols. Sealed containers held at room temperature may explode, due to slow decomposition that builds up pressure. This situation is more dangerous with heat. May react vigorously or explosively with diisopropyl ether or other ethers in the presence of trace amounts of metal salts [J. Haz. Mat., 1981, 4, 291].
Intermediates of Liquid Crystals