Preparation of Acetyl Chloride

acetyl chloride

Preparation of Acetyl Chloride Most commonly acetyl chloride prepared by the action of phosphorus trichloride on acetic acid, since acetyl chloride boils at 51° C  and it is easily separated by simple distillation from the nonvolatile phosphorous acid. Phosphorus pentachloride reacts equally well, but in this case, the second reaction product is phosphorus oxychloride, which … Read more