Chloromethyl chloroformate

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Chloromethyl chloroformate
Skeletal formula of chloromethyl chloroformate
Space-filling model of the chloromethyl chloroformate molecule
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Chloromethyl carbonochloridate
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.040.707
Properties
C2H2Cl2O2
Molar mass 128.94 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 1.45 g/ml[1]
Boiling point 107–108 °C (225–226 °F; 380–381 K)[1]
Related compounds
Chloroethyl chloroformate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Chloromethyl chloroformate (CClO2CH2Cl) is a chemical compound developed for use in chemical warfare in World War I. It is a tearing agent designed to cause temporary blindness. It is a colorless liquid with a penetrating, irritating odor.

Industrially, chloromethyl chloroformate is used to manufacture other chemicals.

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