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Thionyl chloride

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Linear Formula:
SOCl2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
118.97
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1209273
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

vapor pressure

97 mmHg ( 20 °C)

Quality Level

product line

ReagentPlus®

assay

≥99%

form

liquid

refractive index

n20/D 1.518 (lit.)

bp

79 °C (lit.)

mp

−105 °C (lit.)

density

1.631 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): 59.0-60.2%

SMILES string

ClS(Cl)=O

InChI

1S/Cl2OS/c1-4(2)3

InChI key

FYSNRJHAOHDILO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Thionyl chloride

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

liquid

assay

≥99%

assay

99.5%

assay

97%

assay

-

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): 59.0-60.2%

anion traces

-

anion traces

-

anion traces

-

mp

−105 °C (lit.)

mp

−105 °C (lit.)

mp

−105 °C (lit.)

mp

-104.5 °C

vapor pressure

97 mmHg ( 20 °C)

vapor pressure

97 mmHg ( 20 °C)

vapor pressure

97 mmHg ( 20 °C)

vapor pressure

121 hPa ( 20 °C)

General description

Thionyl chloride is an inorganic acid chloride mainly used to prepare carboxylic acid chlorides from carboxylic acids.

Application

Thionyl chloride may be used in the following processes:
  • To facilitate the synthesis of indenones from 3-hydroxyindanones via dehydroxylation.
  • Surface modification of amorphous carbon nanotubes (α-CNTs) in stearic acid-dichloromethane solution.
  • To functionalize silica gel for thioacetalization of aldehydes.
  • Conversion of tert-butyl esters to acid chlorides.
  • Conversion of aliphatic and aromatic sulfoxides to sulfides in the presence of triphenylphosphine.
  • As an activator to generate ketenes in-situ for preparing 2-azetidinones.

Legal Information

ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1A - STOT SE 3

target_organs

Respiratory system

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Storage Class

6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

Faceshields, Gloves, Goggles, type ABEK (EN14387) respirator filter


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The Conversion of tert-Butyl Esters to Acid Chlorides Using Thionyl Chloride.
Greenberg JA & Sammakia T
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Deoxygenation of sulfoxides to sulfides with thionyl chloride and triphenylphosphine: Competition with the Pummerer reaction
Jang Y, et al.
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