|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Density||1.384 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)|
|Melting point||13 to 14 °C (55 to 57 °F; 286 to 287 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Benzenesulfonyl chloride is an organosulfur compound with the formula C6H5SO2Cl. It is a colourless viscous oil that dissolves in organic solvents, but reacts with compounds containing reactive N-H and O-H bonds. It is mainly used to prepare sulfonamides and sulfonate esters by reactions with amines and alcohols, respectively. The closely related compound toluenesulfonyl chloride is often preferred analogue because it is a solid at room temperature and easier to handle.
- Roger Adams, C. S. Marvel, H. T. Clarke, G. S. Babcock, and T. F. Murray "Benzenesulfonyl chloride" Org. Synth. 1921, vol. 1, p. 21. doi:10.15227/orgsyn.001.0021
- Ralph L. Shriner, Christine K. F. Hermann, Terence C. Morrill, David Y. Curtin, Reynold C. Fuson "The Systematic Identification of Organic Compounds", 8th Edition, 2003, Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-21503-5