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Sebacoyl chloride

Sebacoyl chloride
Chemical name Decanedioyl dichloride
Other names Sebacoyl chloride
Sebacoyl dichloride
Chemical formula C10H16Cl2O2
Molecular mass 239.14 g/mol
CAS number [111-19-3]
Density 1.12 g cm−3
Melting point −2.5 °C
Boiling point 220 °C
NFPA 704
Disclaimer and references

Sebacoyl chloride (or sebacoyl dichloride) is a di-acyl chloride, with formula C10H16Cl2O2.

It is a hazardous chemical that evolves HCl when reacted with water. It should be handled with full protection under a fume hood.


Sebacoyl chloride can be reacted with hexamethylene diamine, another toxic chemical, to form a safe product, nylon-6,10.


Sebacoyl chloride is a light-yellow liquid with a pungent odor, soluble in hydrocarbons and ethers. Sebacoyl chloride is highly corrosive and reacts with water in the atmosphere, and is preferably handled and stored under inert gas, such as argon or nitrogen. Proper personal protective equipment should be used at all times. Exposure can cause damage via inhalation or skin contact.

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