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Substance Name: Benzene, 1,3-bis(chloromethyl)-
RN: 626-16-4

Classification Code

  • Mutation Data

Molecular Formula

  • C8-H8-Cl2

Molecular Weight

  • 175.057
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Names and Synonyms


  • 1,3-Bis(chloromethyl)benzene
  • 4-05-00-00944 (Beilstein Handbook Reference)
  • alpha,alpha'-Dichloro-m-xylene
  • Benzene, 1,3-bis(chloromethyl)-
  • BRN 2079898
  • CCRIS 1774
  • EINECS 210-932-1
  • m-Bis(chloromethyl)benzene
  • m-Xylylene dichloride
  • NSC 96971

Systematic Names

  • 1,3-Bis(chloromethyl)benzene
  • alpha,alpha'-Dichloro-m-xylene
  • Benzene, 1,3-bis(chloromethyl)-
  • m-Xylene, alpha,alpha'-dichloro-

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 626-16-4

System Generated Number

  • 0000626164

Structure Descriptors








Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 intravenous 100mg/kg (100mg/kg)   U.S. Army Armament Research & Development Command, Chemical Systems Laboratory, NIOSH Exchange Chemicals. Vol. NX#03828,

Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
Melting Point 34.2 deg C   EXP
Boiling Point 251.5 deg C   EXP
log P (octanol-water) 2.72 (none)   EXP
Water Solubility 277 mg/L 25 EST
Vapor Pressure 0.022 mm Hg 25 EST
Henry's Law Constant 8.14E-04 atm-m3/mole 25 EST
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant 2.78E-12 cm3/molecule-sec 25 EST

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