|Molar mass||180.56 g/mol|
|Melting point||−36 °C; −33 °F; 237 K|
|Boiling point||139 °C; 282 °F; 412 K|
|Solubility in water||0|
|Flash point||43 °C; 109 °F; 316 K|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Parachlorobenzotrifluoride is an organic chemical compound with the molecular formula C7H4ClF3. It is frequently abbreviated PCBTF. Parachlorobenzotrifluoride is a colorless liquid with a distinct aromatic odor. It is used as an ink solvent in the printing industry. PCBTF is used as a component (5-12%) of low VOC compliant polyurethane finishes. It is sold under the brand name Oxsol 100 and SMC Spec 900.  The material itself is considered to have negligible VOCs and is increasingly used as a Xylene replacement in cleaners, thinners and other aromatic hydrocarbon blends.
Parachlorobenzotrifluoride has a high capacity for dissolving many inks used by the printing industry. In most cases, up to 22 grams of ink can be dissolved in 20 grams of PCBTF. An added benefit is that parachlorobenzotrifluoride dissolves most inks faster than toluene.
- Points of entry: eyes, ingestion, inhalation, skin.
- Target organs: Central Nervous System, Kidneys, Liver.
- Irritancy: Eyes, Respiratory Tract, Skin.
- see MSDS for MINWAX product numbers 13025(5%) and 71029(12%)
- MSDS provided by Islechem