FormulaC6H5ClO Density1.26 g/cm³ Melting point9.4 °C
Molar mass128.56 g/mol Boiling point174.9 °C AppearanceLight amber, liquid
2-Chlorophenol or ortho-chlorophenol is an organic compound, a derivative of phenol. Related compounds are used as a disinfectant agents and various pesticides. This particular compound has few other applications, but is an intermediate in the polychlorination of phenol. 2-chlorophenol is a colorless to amber liquid with an unpleasant, penetrating (carbolic) odor. It sinks in water and slowly dissolves. The compound is known to be soluble in ethanol, ether, benzene, and caustic alkali solutions.