Methyl 2-chloropropionate, also known as alpha-chloropropionic acid methyl ester, is a product of methyl propionate with an α-H replaced by chlorine.
It is a colorless clear liquid with an ether-like odor and belongs to the Class 3.3 highly flammable liquids with high flash points. It is commonly used in industry due to the activity of its α-chlorine and carbonyl group for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and fragrances.
- Common name: Methyl 2-chloropropionate
- CAS No.: 17639-93-9
- Molecular formula: C4H7ClO2
- Molecular weight: 122.55
- State: Liquid
- Packing: 220 kg/plastic drum
- Application: Intermediates of pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and flavours.