INTRODUCTION

Dichloroacetyl chloride, acronymed DCAC, is an organic solvent that belongs to the category of acid chlorides. Its uses include manufacture of APIs, agrochemicals, and a series of intermediates. It is also applied in synthesis of biologically active compounds.

Manufacture

It is commercially manufactured by chlorination of dichloroacetic acid with chlorosulphonic acid.

SynonymDCAC
alpha,alpha-Dichloroacetyl chloride
CAS no.79-36-7
EINECS no201-199-9
Molecular formulaC2HCl3O
Molecular weight147.39
Structure

Applications

API – DCAC is a KRM in manufacture of:
Chloramphenicol, an antibiotic
Intermediates – The acid chloride is used in manufacture of intermediates such as:
4-Methyltroplone
4’-Hydroxy-3’-methoxyacetophenone
(RS)-3-Dichloroacetyl-5-(2-furanyl)-2,2-dimethyl-1,3-oxazolidine
Tetrachloroacetyl chloride
Agrochemicals – Dichloroacetyl chloride is used in production of various agrochemicals such as:
Tetrachlorovinphos, an insecticide
Heptenophos, also an insecticide
Benoxocar, a herbicide
Flurochloridon, also a herbicide
Others
In protection of oxindoles
In synthesis of substituted benzothiazoles
In synthesis of biologically active compounds like hormones and enzymes

SPECIFICATIONS

TestUnitSpecifications
AppearanceColourless liquid
Identification by IRShould conform to the reference standard
Boiling Range°C107.0 – 108.0
Assay%Min 98.0

STORAGE

Stored at ambient temperature

PACKING

250 kg UN-approved Composite drum

REACH Status

Not registered

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