It is colorless, transparent and volatile liquid with bitter almond taste.
Chlorobenzene is colorless, transparent and volatile liquid with bitter almond taste. It has melting point of -45.6 ℃, boiling point of 131.6 ℃, relative density of 1.107 (20/4℃), refractive index of 1.5248, flash point Chemicalbook of 23 ℃, and spontaneous combustion point of 637.78 ℃. It is combustible, and has explosion limit of 1.83-9.23% (volume) in air. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in alcohol, ether, benzene and chloroform. It is moderately toxic.
Chlorobenzene is an important organic chemical product, and has wide application. It is used as intermediate of dyes, medicine and organic synthesis. It is used to manufacture phenol, nitrochlorobenzene, aniline and pesticide DDT. It is also used to manufacture solvent, rubber additives, paint, quick drying ink and dry cleaning agent, etc.