Clear colorless liquid with an aromatic odor.
A benzene derivative; displays mutagenic and toxic activity.
Vapors may form explosive mixture with
air. Violent reaction with strong oxidizers, such as permanganates and dichromates, chlorates, nitrates, peroxides, perchlorates, chlorine, bromine, fluorine, etc.; contact may
cause fires or explosions. Keep away from alkaline materials, strong bases, strong acids, oxoacids, epoxides. Mixture
with sodium dimethyl 5-sulphonatoisophthalate (3965-55-7)
may cause explosion.
4-Chlorobenzotrifluoride is combustible.
Air & Water Reactions
Highly flammable. Insoluble in water.
Mildly toxic by
ingestion and inhalation. Human mutation
data reported. Flammable. Strongly
exothermic reaction with sodium
dimethylsulfinate. When heated to
decomposition it emits toxic fumes of Fand Cl-. See also CHLORINATED
HYDROCARBONS, AROMATIC; and
This material is used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals; dyes, dielectrics, and insecticides.
Chlorobenzotrifluoride is a colorless, highly
Chemical intermediate for dinitroaniline herbicides, dyes. As dielectric fluid and as solvent.
In accordance with
40CFR165 recommendations for the disposal of pesticides
and pesticide containers. Must be disposed properly by following package label directions or by contacting your local
or federal environmental control agency, or by contacting
your regional EPA office.
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.
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.
UN2234 Chlorobenzotrifluorides, Hazard Class:
3; Labels: 3-Flammable liquid.
Purify it as for o-chlorobenzotrifluoride above. [Beilstein 5 IV 815.]