2-Chlorobenzoic acid Chemical Properties,Uses,Production
white crystals or powder
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Preservative for glues, paints. Intermediate in the manufacture of fungicides and dyes.
ChEBI: A monochlorobenzoic acid having the chloro group at the 2-position.
Crystals or fine fluffy white powder.
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
2-Chlorobenzoic acid is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.
Flash point data for 2-Chlorobenzoic acid are not available; however, 2-Chlorobenzoic acid is probably combustible.
Crystallise the acid successively from glacial acetic acid, aqueous EtOH, and pet ether (b 60-80o). Other solvents include hot water or toluene (ca 4mL/g). The crude material can be initially purified by dissolving 30g in 100mL of hot water containing 10g of Na2CO3, boiling with 5g of charcoal for 15minutes, then filtering and adding 31mL of 1:1 aqueous HCl. The precipitate is washed with a little water and dried at 100o. [Beilstein 9 IV 956.]
2-Chlorobenzoic acid Preparation Products And Raw materials