Benzyl chloride

(chloromethyl)benzene, chloromethylbenzene, alpha-chlorotoluene, chlorophenylmethane

How to detect Benzyl chloride

Formula: C7H7Cl | CAS: 100-44-7

Synonyms: (chloromethyl)benzene, chloromethylbenzene, alpha-chlorotoluene, chlorophenylmethane

Benzyl chloride is used to synthesise a variety of aromatic compounds including esters used in flavouring and perfumery, phenyl acetic acid for pharmaceuticals and ammonium salts engaged as surfactants


Specification Value/Information
Formula C7H7Cl
CAS no. 100-44-7
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV 0.58
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV 0.70
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eV 0.70
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar) 0.19
Molecular Weight, g/mole 126.6
Melting point, °C -39
Boiling point, °C 179
Flash point, °C 60
Upper Explosive Limit, % 14
Lower Explosive Limit, % 1.1
Specification Value/Information
Density,⁻³ 1.1
Ionisation Energy, eV 9.14
EH40 TWA, ppm 0.5
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³ 2.6
EH40 STEL, ppm 1.5
EH40 STEL, mg.m⁻³ 7.9
NIOSH ceiling, ppm 1
NIOSH ceiling, mg.m⁻³ 5
NIOSH IDLH, ppm 10
OSHA TWA PEL, mg.m⁻³ 5