Benzyl chloride, orα-chlorotoluene, is an organic compound with the formula C6H5CH2Cl. This colourless liquid is a reactiveorganochlorine compound that is a widely used chemical building block.
Solubility: insoluble in water; soluble in a variety of organic solvents like benzene, ethyl alcohol, ethyl ether and chloroform. Hazard properties: flammable when near heat, open flame or oxidant. It will emit toxic corrosive gas by high temperature.
Stability: stable under common conditions.
Chemical reactions will take place when it contacts with strong oxidizer, iron, molysite, water or alcohols.