|Other names|| ortho-Dichlorobenzene|
|Molar mass||147.01 g/mol|
|Flash point||-151 °C|
| Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
1,2-Dichlorobenzene, or ortho-dichlorobenzene, is an organic compound used primarily as a high-boiling solvent. It is a benzene derivative with two chlorine atoms substituted at adjacent positions. It is a colorless liquid that is insoluble in water, but is miscible with ethanol, diethyl ether and benzene.
1,2-Dichlorobenzene is used as a solvent for waxes, gums, resins, tars, rubbers, and oils. It is a preferred solvent in some chemical reactions involving fullerenes. It is also used as a degreasing agent for metals, leather and wool.
1,2-Dichlorobenzene is an insecticide for termites and locust borers.
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- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 3044de:1,2-Dichlorbenzol