It is white, and needle like crystal.
It has melting point of 50 ℃, boiling point of 251 ℃, 107 ℃ (1.46kpa), and flash point of 110 ℃. It is soluble in ethanol, ether, carbon disulfide, but insoluble in water. It is weakly alkaline.
It is used as intermediate of dicamba, a kind of herbicide. It is also used as intermediate of dyes and pigment, as well as used in organic synthesis and manufacture of nitrogen fertilizer synergist.