2-Chlorophenol

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2-Chlorophenol[edit | edit source]

2-chlorophenol 2-Chlorophenol is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C6H5ClO. It is an aromatic organic compound that consists of a benzene ring substituted with a chlorine atom and a hydroxyl group. The compound is commonly referred to as a chlorophenol due to the presence of the chlorine atom.

Properties[edit | edit source]

2-Chlorophenol is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a distinct odor. It has a melting point of 8.5 °C and a boiling point of 175 °C. The compound is soluble in water, ethanol, and ether.

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

2-Chlorophenol can be synthesized through various methods. One common method involves the chlorination of phenol using chlorine gas or sodium hypochlorite. Another method involves the hydrolysis of 2-chlorobenzoyl chloride using water or a base.

Uses[edit | edit source]

2-Chlorophenol has several applications in different industries. It is commonly used as an intermediate in the production of various chemicals, including pharmaceuticals, dyes, and pesticides. The compound is also used as a disinfectant and preservative in the wood industry.

Health and Safety[edit | edit source]

Exposure to 2-Chlorophenol can have harmful effects on human health. It is considered toxic and can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, and respiratory system. Prolonged or repeated exposure may lead to more severe health effects. Therefore, proper safety precautions should be taken when handling this compound.

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