Thionyl Chloride

Thionyl Chloride (SOCl2) is a colorless to yellow fuming liquid with a suffocating pungent odor. This chemical is a lachrymator and is highly corrosive and toxic. Long-term inhalation of low concentrations or short-term inhalation of high concentrations has adverse health effects.. Even though it is not flammable, we still recommend a secure chemical storage building or container that meets specific regulations for storing Thionyl Chloride. That’s why we suggest one of the following: CHEMLoc, DRUMLoc

Thionyl Chloride Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Non-flammable
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant chemical storage building.
  • Compatible Details: Incompatible with most common metals, strong reducing agents, strong bases, alcohols, amines.
  • Description: Thionyl chloride is an inorganic compound with the formula SOCl2. It is a reactive chemical used as a reagent in chlorination reactions.
  • Classification: CLASS 8
  • Brand Name: n/a

Thionyl Chloride Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
SOCl2 1.64 g/cm³ 166.°F (74.°C) Sulfurous dichloride 118.97 g/mol Water-reactive. Benzene, chloroform, CCl4 _104.5°C




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