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|Melting point||−117.18 °C (−178.92 °F; 155.97 K)|
|Boiling point||35.74 °C (96.33 °F; 308.89 K)|
|Solubility in water||0.334 g/100 ml at 12.5 °C|
|Solubility in ethanol||fully miscible|
|Solubility in diethyl ether||fully miscible|
|Refractive index (nD)||1.3811|
|Viscosity||4.05 cP at 0 °C
3.589 cP at 20 °C
|R-phrases||R11 R20 R21 R22|
|Flash point||−32 °C (−26 °F; 241 K)|
|Related alkyl halides||Ethyl chloride
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Isopropyl chloride (also chlorodimethylmethane, 2-propyl chloride, sec-propyl chloride or 2-chloropropane) is a colorless, flammable chemical compound . It has the chemical formula C3H7Cl and is prepared by refluxing isopropyl alcohol with concentrated hydrochloric acid and zinc chloride.
Structurally, isopropyl chloride is an organochlorine compound as well as a secondary (2°) haloalkane, the latter designation identifying the two C-C bonds seen around the carbon atom covalently bonded with the chlorine substituent. To compare, its structural isomer, 1-chloropropane, is instead an example of a primary (1°) haloalkane, as the chlorine-bound carbon atom has only one C-C bond.
As a laboratory reactant, heating 2-chloropropane with alcoholic potassium hydroxide will yield propene (an alkene) by a dehydrohalogenation reaction. However, reacting with potassium hydroxide would compete with an SN2 nucleophilic substitution reaction (minor product) because OH--ion is a strong, sterically unhindered nucleophile. Because of this, potassium tert-butoxide is one example of a better reagent to use.
- Ann Smith, Patricia E. Heckelman (2001). "The Merck Index". In Maryadele J. O'Nei. An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals (Thirteenth Edition ed.). Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck & Co., Inc. p. 932.
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