Thionyl chloride

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thionyl chloride
IUPAC name:
Synonyms: many, see below
Formula: SOCl2

 Uses: chlorination reagent

 Properties:

 Hazards: toxic

Mass (g/mol): CAS #:
118.97 7719-09-7


Thionyl chloride, SOCl2, is a pungent toxic chemical widely used as a chlorination reagent in organic chemistry. It has many synonyms, including thionyl dichloride, sulfurous oxychloride, sulfurous dichloride, sulfinyl chloride, sulfinyl dichloride, dichlorosulfoxide, sulfur oxide dichloride, sulfur monoxide dichloride, sulfuryl(IV) chloride.