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Title: Benzotrifluoride
CAS Registry Number: 98-08-8
CAS Name: (Trifluoromethyl)benzene
Additional Names: a,a,a-trifluorotoluene; phenylfluoroform
Molecular Formula: C7H5F3
Molecular Weight: 146.11
Percent Composition: C 57.54%, H 3.45%, F 39.01%
Literature References: Prepd by the action of hydrogen fluoride on benzotrichloride: Simons, Lewis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 60, 492 (1938); Simons, Ind. Eng. Chem. 32, 178 (1940); by the action of antimony trifluoride on benzotrichloride: Swarts, Bull. Sci. Acad. R. Belg., [4] 35, 375 (1898); [5] 6, 389 (1920); [5] 13, 175 (1927); Holt et al., US 2058453 (1937 to Kinetic Chemicals).
Properties: Liquid. mp -29.05°. d20 1.1886. bp 103.46°. nD13.3 1.41486. Soluble in many organic solvents.
Melting point: mp -29.05°
Boiling point: bp 103.46°
Index of refraction: nD13.3 1.41486
Density: d20 1.1886
Use: In dye chemistry; in the manuf of substituted benzotrifluorides contg an ethylenic group, used in high polymer chemistry; in dielectric fluids, such as transformer oils.

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