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Benzoyl Chloride

Benzoyl chloride, also known as benzenecarbonyl chloride, is an organochlorine compound with the formula C6H5COCl. It is a colourless, fuming liquid with an irritating odour. It is mainly useful for the production of peroxides but is generally useful in other areas such as in the production of dyes, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, and resins.

Benzoyl chloride

Chemical name

Benzoyl chloride

Structural formula

Benzoyl Chloride

Molecular weight



Pure Benzoyl chloride is colorless transparent liquid, Industrial Benzoyl chloride is slightly yellow liquid with a strong irritant odor. Melting point :-1.0℃, Boiling point197.2℃, Relative Density 1.212(20℃),Flash point 72℃, Refractive index n201.554. It is easy to hydrolyze in water, also react with ammonia and ethanol.


It is lachrymatory and very irritant to eyes, skin and respiratory tract.


99% MIN


Benzoyl chloride is widely used in organic synthesis, it is an important intermediate of dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, organic peroxides and anti-aging agents for rubber.


plastic coated metal pail, Net wt 240kg
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