|Product name||Lithium carbonate|
Water Solubility：13 g/L (20 ºC)
Methyl Chloroacetate, CAS No. 554-13-2, is a colorless to light yellow liquid with an intense pungent odor. It is a monochloroacetate ester with general chemical formula CH3ClCO2CH3. It has a boiling point at 123°C and melting point at -17°C. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic solvents like alcohols and diethyl ether. Its vapors are heavier than air and mildly toxic by inhalation.
Methyl Chloroacetate is primarily used as a intermediate in the synthesis of other chemicals. It is a building block to create large variety of chemicals such as esters, acid chlorides, aldehydes, and lactones. It is also used as a reagent in organic synthesis and as a chemical reactant in pharmaceutical intermediates.
Methyl Chloroacetate can also be used as fluorinating agent, paint remover, and herbicide through in situ generation of phosgene. The product is corrosive and must be stored in sealed container for safety purposes. In case of contact with eyes, skin or inhalation of its fumes, it must be immediately washed away with water and seek immediately medical attention.