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Title: 3-Chloro-2-methyl-1-propene
CAS Registry Number: 563-47-3
Additional Names: g-Chloroisobutylene; methallylchloride; b-methallyl chloride; b-methylallylchloride
Molecular Formula: C4H7Cl
Molecular Weight: 90.55
Percent Composition: C 53.06%, H 7.79%, Cl 39.15%
Line Formula: ClCH2(CH3)C=CH2
Literature References: Prepn by chlorination of isobutylene: Burgin et al., Ind. Eng. Chem. 31, 1413 (1939). Manuf: Carlson, US 2494034; Cherniavsky, Brown, US 2612530; Cheney et al., US 2642464 (1950, 1952, 1953 all to Shell).
Properties: Liquid, bp 71-72°. d415 0.9210, d420 0.9165 (commercial grade d2020 0.926-0.930). nD15 1.4318, nD20 1.4274.
Boiling point: bp 71-72°
Index of refraction: nD15 1.4318; nD20 1.4274
Density: d415 0.9210; d420 0.9165; commercial grade d2020 0.926-0.930
CAUTION: This substance is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen: Report on Carcinogens, Eleventh Edition (PB2005-104914, 2004) p III-57.
Use: Insecticide, fumigant. Chemical intermediate in organic syntheses.

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