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It finds its use in other preparations of substituted benzophenones, for benzoylation of phenols under basic, phase-transfer conditions. D,D,D-Trichlorotoluene is an intermediate, used exclusively in the industrial production of other intermediates such as Benzoylchloride, Benzotrifluoride and 2,4-Dihydroxybenzophenone. α,α,α-Trichlorotoluene is also used in determination of chlorinated toluenes in effluents of wastewater treatment plants and textile industries by closed loop stripping analysis.
Isabel Martí, et al. Determination of chlorinated toluenes in raw and treated water samples from the Llobregat river by closed loop stripping analysis and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry detection.J Chromatogr A.,2005,48(150), 68-73.
Toyozo Uno, et al. Mechanism of the Fujiwara Reaction: structural investigation of reaction products from benzotrichloride.J. Org. Chem.,1981,46(16), 3175-3178.
In the presence of AlCl3, generates the exceptionally stable phenyldichlorocarbenium ion, useful in Friedel-Crafts acylations of otherwise unreactive systems. Thus, acetanilide, benzoylated in quantitative yield, whereas benzoyl chloride is ineffective: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 111, 7659 (1989). For use in other preparations of substituted benzophenones, see: Synthesis, 322 (1991). For benzoylation of phenols under basic, phase-transfer conditions, see: J. Chem. Res., Synop., 392 (1994).
Hazard Statements: H302-H330-H314-H318-H350-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Fatal if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. May cause cancer. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P320-P405-P501a
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. 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. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.