Benzyl chloroformate

Benzyl chloroformate

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ImageFile=Benzyl-chloroformate-2D-skeletal.png ImageName = Skeletal formula of benzyl chloroformate
ImageFile1=Benzyl-chloroformate-3D-balls.png ImageName1 = Ball-and-stick model of the benzyl chloroformate molecule
IUPACName=Benzyloxycarbonyl chloride Benzyl chloroformate
Density=1.195 g/cm3
MeltingPt=0 °C
BoilingPt=103 °C (20 Torr)
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EUClass=Corrosive (C) Dangerous for the environment (N)
RPhrases=R34, R50/53
SPhrases=S1/2, S26, S45, S60, S61
FlashPt=80 °C

Benzyl chloroformate is the benzyl ester of chloroformic acid. It is also known as benzyl chlorocarbonate is an oily liquid who color is anywhere from yellow to colorless. It is also known for its pungent odor. Benzyl chloroformate if heated turns into a phosgene and if it comes in contact with water it produces toxic, corrosive fumes.

Benzyl chloroformate is used in organic synthesis for the introduction of the carboxybenzyl (Cbz,Z) protecting group for amines. It also is a carcinogen.Fact|date=December 2007

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