Structure3-Methylbenzyl chloride
CAS No. 620-19-9
EC No. 210-628-9
Synonyms 3-MBC, alpha-Chloro-m-xylene; 3-Methylbenzyl chloride; 3-(Chloromethyl)-methylbenzene; (3-Methylphenyl)-methyl chloride; 3-(Chloromethyl)-toluene; m-Tolylmethyl chloride

3-Methylbenzyl chloride

3-Methylbenzyl Chloride is a colorless pale yellowish liquid with 99% purity. It is used as a chemical intermediate in the production of dyes, pesticides, cosmetics ingredients, and fragrances. It can also be used to produce m-methylbenzyl alcohol and m-methylbenzaldehyde and quaternary ammonium (Quats) compounds.

Connect Chemicals is a leading manufacturer of 3-Methylbenzyl Chloride. The 3-Methylbenzyl Chloride is produced in our production site in LinYi City, China, which was newly built in 2014 to extend the production capacity of 3-Methylbenzyl Chloride to 500 tons. 


  • It is primarily used as an intermediate for fragrances that are used in personal care, disinfecting and cleaning products. 

Shelf Life

Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life is 12 months.

Health & Safety

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).