3-Chloro-2-methylpropene is sensitive to light. 3-Chloro-2-methylpropene can react vigorously with oxidizers. 3-Chloro-2-methylpropene is incompatible with strong bases. 3-Chloro-2-methylpropene may react with water at elevated temperatures. .
3-Chloro-2-methylpropene is used as an intermediate to produce carbofuran, herbicides, plastics, pharmaceuticals and other organics. It is also used as an additive in textile and perfumes. It was used to study ring opening polymerization of oxirane derivatives using organotin phosphate condensate and cationic polymerization of 3-Chloro-2-methylpropene with AICI3 and AIBr3 as initiators. It is also the reactant for the synthesis of cyclobutanone.
A colorless to straw-colored liquid with a sharp penetrating odor. Less dense than water and insoluble in water. Flash point below 0°F. May be toxic by ingestion. Irritating to skin and eyes. Used to make plastics and pharmaceuticals.
Air & Water Reactions
Highly flammable. 3-Chloro-2-methylpropene may react with water at elevated temperatures. . Insoluble in water.
Inhalation causes irritation of nose and throat. Contact of vapor or liquid with eyes causes irritation. Liquid irritates skin. Ingestion causes irritation of mouth and stomach.