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DCE

(1,2-Dichloroethane)


Other Names:

Ethylene dichloride

Ethane dichloride





General Information:


Structure:



CAS Number: 107-06-2

Molecular Weight: 98.96 g/mol

Appearance: Colorless liquid

Melting Point: -35 C

Boiling Point: 83 C

Density: 1.256 g/mL at 25 C


1,2-Dichloroethane (DCE) is a generally used as a solvent in organic chemistry. DCE can act as an alkylating agent in the presence of a suitable nucleophile and under the right reaction conditions.




Common Uses:


Solvent for reactions

 




Safety:


1,2-Dichloroethane (DCE) is a toxic, carcinogenic, and highly flammable liquid.




References:


1) WO2016014463, page 64

2) Wikipedia: 1,2-Dichloroethane (link)

3) www.sigmaaldrich.com: 1,2-Dichloroethane (link)