Acetyl Chloride

Formula: C2H3ClO
CAS: 75-36-5
Formula Weight: 78.50  g/mol
Density: 1.104  g/cm3
Melting Point: 112  °C
Boiling Point: 52  °C
Purity: --
Concentration: --

Hazard and Safety Information


Signal Word: Danger!
Oral-LD50: 910  mg/kg
Flash Point: 5 °C
Auto Ignition: 734 °C
Flinn Family: O1

GHS Hazard Statement: Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

GHS Precautionary Statement: Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.

General Hazard Information: Moderately toxic by ingestion and inhalation. Corrosive to skin and mucous membranes. Dangerous eye irritant. Avoid all body tissue contact. Class 1B Flammable liquid, serious fire hazard.

Storage: Flinn Family: Organic #1. Store in/on shelf with acids, amino acids, anhydrides, peracids. Store certain organic acids in acid cabinet.

Disposal: General and institutional diposal instructions can go here.


Infrared - NIST Chemistry Webbook

Title: Acetyl chloride    State: GAS (100 mmHg, N2 ADDED, TOTAL PRESSURE 600 mmHg)    Instrument: DOW KBr FOREPRISM-GRATING    Parameters: GRATING CHANGED AT 5.0, 7.5, 15.0 MICRON    Filename: ./spectra/external/IR/9/9-b-IR-NIST-gas.jdx   

Infrared - NIST Chemistry Webbook

Title: ACETYL CHLORIDE    State: SOLUTION (10% IN CCl4 FOR 4000-1320 CM^-^1, 10% IN CS2 FOR 1320-600 CM^-^1)    Instrument: BECKMAN IR-7 (GRATING)    Parameters: GRATING CHANGES AT 3000, 2200, 1150 CM^-^1    Filename: ./spectra/external/IR/9/9-b-IR-NIST-soln.jdx   

UV-vis - NIST Chemistry Webbook

Title: Acetyl chloride    Instrument: Beckman DU    Filename: ./spectra/external/UV/9/9-b-UV-NIST.jdx   

Mass Spec - NIST Chemistry Webbook

Title: Acetyl chloride    Filename: ./spectra/external/MS/9/9-b-MS-NIST.jdx