Benzoyl chloride appears as a colorless fuming liquid with a pungent odor. Flash point 162°F. Lachrymator, irritating to skin and eyes. Corrosive to metals and tissue.. Used in medicine and in the manufacture of other chemicals. Benzoyl chloride is an acyl chloride consisting of benzene in which a hydrogen is replaced by an acyl chloride group. It is an important chemical intermediate for the manufacture of other chemicals, dyes, perfumes, herbicides and pharmaceuticals. It has a role as a carcinogenic agent. It is an acyl chloride and a member of benzenes. It derives from a benzoic acid.
Physical & Chemical Properties
Solubility:Soluble in ether, chloroform, benzene, and carbon disulfide
used as dye intermediates, initiators, UV absorbers, rubber and plastic additives, pharmaceuticals etc