Air & Water Reactions
Highly flammable. Insoluble in water.
Purify it as for o-chlorobenzotrifluoride above. [Beilstein 5 IV 815.]
A benzene derivative; displays mutagenic and toxic activity.
4-Chlorobenzotrifluoride is combustible.
4-Chlorobenzotrifluoride is sensitive to heat and light. 4-Chlorobenzotrifluoride reacts vigorously with oxidizing materials such as permanganates and dichromates. 4-Chlorobenzotrifluoride is incompatible with strong bases. 4-Chlorobenzotrifluoride is also incompatible with sodium dimethyl sulfonate.
Chemical intermediate for dinitroaniline herbicides, dyes. As dielectric fluid and as solvent.
4-Chlorobenzotrifluoride acts as an important intermediate for dyes, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. It is widely used in various applications including adhesives, pigments, sealant chemicals, paints and coatings as well as being used as an active component of polyurethane finishes. It is also used as an environmental friendly solvent for cleaning or degreasing and dielectric fluid. Because of its high capacity to dissolve inks, it is also used in the printing industry. Finally, it also finds applications in xylene replacement in cleaners, thinners and other aromatic hydrocarbon blends1. Other applications for PCBTF include resins, epoxy resins, diluents, graffiti removers, and various other solvent applications.
Clear colorless liquid with an aromatic odor.