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tert-butyl chloride

Product name tert-butyl chloride
Synonyms 2-chloro-2-methyl propane
tertiary butyl chloride
GOST no data
CAS 507-20-0

tert-Butyl chloride is a clear, colorless liquid. It is soluble in most organic solvents; almost insoluble in water. tert-Butyl chloride is an effective alkylating agent for electrophilic substitution (Friedel-Crafts reactions). Nucleophilic substitution of chlorine atom in tert-butyl chloride occurs through SN1 way.


tert-Butyl chloride is manufactured by hydrochlorination of isobutylene.


tert-Butyl chloride is used as an alkylating agent to introduce tert-butyl group into aromatic compounds. It is an intermediate in preparation of agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals.

Manufacturer(s) JSC Kaustik
Chemical structure of tert-butyl chloride

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