INTRODUCTION

Pivaloyl chloride is a colorless to light yellow liquid with a pungent mustard-like odor. It hydrolyses in the presence of water. It is a reactive intermediate used in the production of agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals and in peroxyesters manufacturing.

Manufacturing
It is made by reacting pivalic acid with phosphorus pentachloride.

SynonymsPVCL
Trimethylacetyl chloride
2,2-dimethyl propanoyl chloride
Pivalic acid chloride
CAS no.3282-30-2
EINECS no.221-921-6
Molecular formulaC5H9ClO
Molecular weight120.58
Structure

Applications

Pivaloyl chloride is used in the production of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and other organic compounds. Some of them listed below:
It is used for the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients such as aminobenzylpenicilin, cephalexin, cefazolin, dipivefrin and dipivalyl epinephrine.
It is used as a raw material in the production of synthetic acidamide medicament and phenol ester medicament.
It is used as a precursor in the preparation of tert-butyl peroxypivalate, guttiferon A derivatives, which is potential for the treatment of malaria.
It is used for pesticide intermediates production, such as Chloropivaloyl chloride.
It is also used in heavy polymerization, N-acylating agent for amines, Schiff bases, pyrrolidinones as well as an O-acylating agent for alcohols, lactones and saccharides.

SPECIFICATIONS

TestUnitSpecification
AppearanceClear liquid
Color (APHA/HAZEN)Max 20.0
Identification by GCShould comply
Specific gravity @ 20°Cg/cm30.975 – 0.985
Free Sulphur dioxide%Max 0.2
Free Hydrochloric acid%Max 0.2
Pivalic acid%Max 0.2
Pivalic anhydride%Max 0.2
Purity (by GC)% AreaMin 99.0

STORAGE
Stored in a dry area and at ambient temperature.

PACKING
200 kg UN approved drum.

REACH status
Pivaloyl chloride offered by ExSyn is EU REACH registered.

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