It is colorless and monoclinic crystal at room temperature and darkens in air and sunlight.
It is slightly soluble in cold water, soluble in hot water and easily soluble in ethanol.
Melting point (℃): 102 ~ 104, specific gravity: no data
Boiling point (℃): 252 ～ 258
Solubility: easily soluble in water
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.