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2-(Chloromethyl)benzoylchloride CAS:42908-86-1

2-(Chloromethyl)benzoyl chloride is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C8H6Cl2O. It features a benzene ring substituted with a chloromethyl (CH2Cl) group and a carbonyl chloride (COCl) group at the ortho position relative to each other. This compound serves as a reactive intermediate in organic synthesis due to its versatile functional groups.


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2-(Chloromethyl)benzoyl chloride is utilized as an acylating agent and a building block for synthesizing complex organic molecules. It finds extensive applications in pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and fine chemical industries. One significant use is in the synthesis of benzoyl chloride derivatives, which are crucial intermediates in pharmaceutical production. Moreover, it participates in reactions leading to the formation of esters, amides, and other functional groups, enabling the synthesis of diverse organic compounds. Its reactivity towards nucleophiles facilitates peptide synthesis, particularly in the acylation of amino acids for peptide bond formation. Additionally, 2-(Chloromethyl)benzoyl chloride is employed in the preparation of various aromatic compounds, dyes, and fragrances. Its role as a versatile intermediate in organic synthesis contributes significantly to the development of novel materials and biologically active molecules. Overall, the compound's reactivity and functional groups make it an essential tool for synthetic chemists, enabling the construction of complex organic structures for various applications.

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Composition C8H6Cl2O
Assay 99%
Appearance white powder
CAS No.  42908-86-1
Packing Small and bulk
Shelf Life 2 years
Storage Store in cool and dry area
Certification ISO.


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