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Cyanuric Chloride


Other Names:

2,4,6-Trichloro-1,3,5-triazine

Trichlorotriazine

TCT





General Information:


Structure:

 



CAS Number: 108-77-0

Molecular Weight: 184.40 g/mol

Appearance: White powder

Melting Point: 145-147 C

Boiling Point: 190 C


Cyanuric chloride is a very cheap reagent due to the fact that it is the main precursor to the very common herbicide atrazine. The cost effectiveness of cyanuric chloride makes it an attractive option for some large scale applications.




Common Uses:


Reagent for the activation of carboxylic acids for reduction to alcohols





References:


1) WO2012069948, page 78

2) Wikipedia: Cyanuric chloride (link)

3) www.sigmaaldrich.com : Cyanuric chloride (link)

4) www.alfa.com: L03442 Cyanuric chloride, 98% (link)