INTRODUCTION

Oxalyl chloride is a colorless liquid with pungent odor. The chloride is volatile and moisture sensitive. As a useful reagent employed in a variety of chemical syntheses, it finds applications in APIs, intermediates, and agrochemicals.

Manufacture

The acid chloride is produced by chlorination of oxalic acid by using phosphorous pentachloride.

SynonymsEthanedioyl dichloride
Oxalic acid dichloride
CAS no.79-37-8
EINECS no.201-200-2
Molecular formulaC2Cl2O2
Molecular weight126.93
Structure

Pharmaceutical Applications

Oxalyl chloride is a KRM to produce the following APIs:

Tivantinibanti-cancer drug
Diclofenacanti-inflammatory drug

Agrochemicals Applications

The acid chloride is also a raw material in manufacture of many plant protection products such as:

Chinomethionat
Triflumuron
Metsulfuron
Bensulfuron-Methyl
Pyrimidine-sulfuron

Other Vital Applications

as catalyst in production of ketones and aldehydes from alcohols
as chlorinating agent to make acid chlorides from acids
as a reagent to convert aromatic products into corresponding acids
in manufacture of dioxane tetra-ketone and 2,3-dichloroquinoxaline-6-carbonyl chloride

SPECIFICATIONS

TestUnitSpecification
AppearanceClear colorless to pale yellow liquid
Purity by GC%Min 99.0

STORAGE
The product is stored at ambient temperature.

PACKING
250 kg UN approved steel drum

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