Adipoyl chloride

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Adipoyl chloride
Skeletal formula Adipoyl-chloride-3D-balls.png
CAS number 111-50-2 YesY
PubChem 61034 YesY
ChemSpider 54993 YesY
EC number 203-876-4
UN number 3265
Beilstein Reference 507709
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Molecular formula C6H8Cl2O2
Molar mass 183.03 g mol−1
Density 1.25 g/cm³
Boiling point 105-107 °C at 2 mmHg
NFPA 704
Flammability code 1: Must be pre-heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93 °C (200 °F). E.g., canola oil Health code 3: Short exposure could cause serious temporary or residual injury. E.g., chlorine gas Reactivity code 2: Undergoes violent chemical change at elevated temperatures and pressures, reacts violently with water, or may form explosive mixtures with water. E.g., phosphorus Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Flash point 160 °C (closed cup)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Adipoyl chloride (or adipoyl dichloride) is a di-acyl chloride, with formula C6H8Cl2O2.

It is a hazardous chemical that evolves HCl when reacted with water. It should be handled with full protection under a fume hood.

Adipoyl chloride can be reacted with hexamethylene diamine, another toxic chemical, to form a perfectly safe product: nylon.

Adipoyl chloride can be prepared from adipic acid.

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