Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF)

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Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF) General Information

Chemical Name: Parachlorobenzotrifluoride
Synonyms: PCBTF, 1-chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzene
Chemical Formula: C7H4ClF3  
CAS Number: 98-56-6
EC Number: 202-681-1

Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF) Uses

VOC Exempt Solvent – Parachlorobenzotrifluoride is VOC exempt in all 50 States and Canada. It is a stable, non reactive, non corrosive, hydrophobic, low polarity solvent. It will not undergo hydrolysis or dehydrochlorination and does not support combustion.

Paints and Coatings – PCBTF is used as VOC exempt solvent in many paints and coatings. It has a good solubility profile with a mid-range evaporation rate. Parachlorobenzotrifluoride can be used in both Parts A and B of urethanes and epoxies.

Adhesives – Parachlorobenzotrifluoride is used as a VOC exempt solvent in adhesives.

Caulks – PCBTF is used as a VOC exempt solvent in caulks.

Cleaners and degreasers – Cleaners and degreasers can use Parachlorobenzotrifluoride to reduce VOC content.

Reaction Solvent – Parachlorobenzotrifluoride is used as a VOC exempt reaction solvent.

Chemical Intermediate – Pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals are manufactured using PCBTF.

Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF) Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Typical Parachlorobenzotrifluoride COA is provided for informational purposes.
Please refer to your actual COA that will accompany all orders.

Product Name: Parachlorobenzotrifluoride-900N

Quality: SMC Spec. 900

Batch: 2011-01-10/11386

Test/Property Specification Result
Acidity, ppm (spec. ion probe) 3.0 PPM MAXIMUM 0.5
Alkalinity, ppm as NaOH 10.0 PPM MAXIMUM 0.0
Appearance Clear liquid, free of suspended material Clear liquid, free of suspended material
Assay, % 99.00 % MINIMUM 99.64
Non Volatile Residue, Wt. % 0.0020 % MAXIMUM 0.0011
Specific Gravity @ 25 deg C 1.330 TO 1.350 G/CC 1.334
Water content, ppm 150 PPM MAXIMUM 124



Approval Date:  1/28/2011

Spec Revision

Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF) Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)