Diphenylmethane

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Diphenylmethane
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Identifiers
CAS number 101-81-5 YesY
PubChem 7580
ChemSpider 7299 YesY
MeSH Diphenylmethane
ChEBI CHEBI:38884 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL1796022
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Properties
Molecular formula C13H12
Molar mass 168.234
Appearance colourless oil
Density 1.006 g/mL
Melting point 22-24 °C
Boiling point 264 °C
Solubility in water nonpolar organic solvents
Hazards
Main hazards flammable
Flash point >230 °F
Related compounds
Related compounds Diphenylmethanol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Diphenylmethane is an organic compound with the formula (C6H5)2CH2. The compound consists of methane wherein two hydrogen atoms are replaced by two phenyl groups. Diphenylmethane forms a common skeleton in organic chemistry; the diphenylmethyl group is also known as benzhydryl.

It is prepared by the reaction of benzyl chloride with benzene in the presence of a Lewis acid such as aluminium trichloride:[1]

C6H5CH2Cl + C6H6 → (C6H5)2CH2 + HCl

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References[edit]

  1. ^ W. W. Hartman and Ross Phillips (1943), "Diphenylmethane", Org. Synth. ; Coll. Vol. 2: 232