CAS Registry Number: 502-98-7
CAS Name: N,N¢¢-Dichlorodiazenedicarboximidamide
Additional Names: a,a¢-azobis[chloroformamidine]; chlorazodin; dichloroazodicarbonamidine; azochloramide
Molecular Formula: C2H4Cl2N6
Molecular Weight: 183.00
Percent Composition: C 13.13%, H 2.20%, Cl 38.75%, N 45.92%
Literature References: Prepd by treating an AcOH-NaOAc soln of guanidine nitrate with sodium hypochlorite in the cold: Braz et al., Appl. Chem. USSR 17, 565 (1944), C.A. 40, 2267 (1946). Structure and uv spectra: Kumler, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 75, 3092 (1953).
Properties: Bright yellow needles, plates, flakes. Faint chlorine odor, burning taste. Dec explosively at ~155°. Decompn is accelerated by contact with metals. Very slightly sol in water; sparingly sol in alcohol; slightly sol in glycerol, glyceryl triacetate (1:100), vegetable oils, ether, chloroform. Practically insol in carbon tetrachloride and liquid petrolatum. Oil solns are generally made by diluting a triacetin (glyceryl triacetate) soln of chloroazodin with oil. Solns of chloroazodin in glycerol and in alcohol dec rapidly on warming; all solns dec on exposure to light.
Therap-Cat: Antiseptic, disinfectant.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Antiseptic, disinfectant.