Oxalyl chloride, 98%, Alfa Aesar
Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar A180120B
Oxalyl chloride is mainly used as a catalyst in the oxidation of alcohols to the corresponding aldehydes and ketones. It is actively used for the synthesis of acid chlorides from acids. In the Fridel-Crafts acylation reaction, it reacts with aromatic compounds to get the corresponding acyl choride using aluminum chloride as catalyst. Further, it is utilized to prepare dioxane tetrketone, an oxide of carbon.
Oxalyl chloride Slightly miscible with water.Miscible with ether, benzene and chloroform.
Moisture sensitive. Incompatible with bases, alcohols, water, amines and metals.
|63° to 64°C|
Safety and Handling
SDS & Safety Documents
GHS H Statement
Toxic if inhaled.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Harmful if swallowed.
GHS P Statement
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
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.
Store in a dry place.
Store in a closed container.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: TOXIC LIQUIDS, CORROSIVE, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
RTECSNumber : KI2950000
TSCA : TSCA
storageNote1 : Moisture Sensitive