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IUPAC name 1,2-Dichlorobenzene
Other names ortho-Dichlorobenzene
CAS number 95-50-1
SMILES Clc1=c(Cl)c=cc=c1
Molecular formula C6H4Cl2
Molar mass 147.01 g/mol
Density 1.30 g/cm³
Melting point

-17.03 °C

Boiling point

180.5 °C

Flash point -151 °C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

1,2-Dichlorobenzene, or ortho-dichlorobenzene, is an organic compound used primarily as a high-boiling solvent. It is a benzene derivative with two chlorine atoms substituted at adjacent positions. It is a colorless liquid that is insoluble in water, but is miscible with ethanol, diethyl ether and benzene.

1,2-Dichlorobenzene is used as a solvent for waxes, gums, resins, tars, rubbers, and oils. It is a preferred solvent in some chemical reactions involving fullerenes. It is also used as a degreasing agent for metals, leather and wool.

1,2-Dichlorobenzene is an insecticide for termites and locust borers.

See also


    • Merck Index, 11th Edition, 3044
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