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A12018 N-(Chloromethyl)phthalimide, 97%

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A12018-14 25g 61.40
A12018-22 100g 200.00
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N-(Chloromethyl)phthalimide, 97%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Insoluble in water.


It is used as an agrochemical and medicine intermediates and is used in organic synthesis. Microporous membranes prepared from chemically modified polysulfone, which is a derivative of this compound have better streaming potential.


Store in cool place. Keep away from oxidizing agents. Incompatible with bases.

Literature References

Ekkehard Hinke.; Eberhard Staude. Streaming potential of microporous membranes made from homogeneously functionalized polysulfone. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 1991, 42 (11),2951-2958.

M. Hariharan.; S. Chaberek.; A. E. Martella. Synthesis of Phosphonopeptide Derivatives. Synth. Commun. 1973, 3 (5),375-379.

Reagent for carboxyl protection, e.g. in peptide synthesis, by reaction in the presence of an amine: Rec. Trav. Chim., 82, 941 (1963); or with KF in DMF: Synth. Commun., 8, 515 (1978). The phthalimidomethyl ester can be cleaved in various ways including hydrazinolysis, HBr in acetic acid or Zn/AcOH. See also N-(Hydroxymethyl)­phthalimide, B21292 and Appendix 6.

Also reported for the protection of thiols as the S-phthalimidomethyl (Pim) derivative. Cleavage is by hydrazinolysis, followed by Hg(II), Cu(II) or I2: Chem. Lett., 2139 (1994).

Reagent for the amidomethylation of aromatic systems. For reviews of amidomethylation, see: Org. React., 14, 52 (1965); Synthesis, 49 (1970); 85, 181 (1984).

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P362-P501c

Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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