CHEBI:82270 - bis(chloromethyl) ether

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ChEBI Name bis(chloromethyl) ether
ChEBI ID CHEBI:82270
Definition An ether that is dimethyl ether in which one of the hydrogens attached to each of the methyl group has replaced by a chlorine.
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Formula C2H4Cl2O
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 114.959
Monoisotopic Mass 113.964
InChI InChI=1S/C2H4Cl2O/c3-1-5-2-4/h1-2H2
InChIKey HRQGCQVOJVTVLU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES ClCOCCl
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): carcinogenic agent
A role played by a chemical compound which is known to induce a process of carcinogenesis by corrupting normal cellular pathways, leading to the acquistion of tumoral capabilities.
alkylating agent
Highly reactive chemical that introduces alkyl radicals into biologically active molecules and thereby prevents their proper functioning. It could be used as an antineoplastic agent, but it might be very toxic, with carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, and immunosuppressant actions. It could also be used as a component of poison gases.
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Outgoing bis(chloromethyl) ether (CHEBI:82270) has role alkylating agent (CHEBI:22333)
bis(chloromethyl) ether (CHEBI:82270) has role carcinogenic agent (CHEBI:50903)
bis(chloromethyl) ether (CHEBI:82270) is a ether (CHEBI:25698)
bis(chloromethyl) ether (CHEBI:82270) is a organochlorine compound (CHEBI:36683)
IUPAC Name
bis(chloromethyl) ether
Synonyms Sources
α,α'-dichlorodimethyl ether ChemIDplus
BCME KEGG COMPOUND
chloro(chloromethoxy)methane ChemIDplus
dichloromethyl ether, symmetrical ChemIDplus
oxybis(chloromethane) ChemIDplus
sym-dichloro-dimethyl ether NIST Chemistry WebBook
sym-dichloromethyl ether NIST Chemistry WebBook
sym-dichloromethyl ether ChemIDplus
Manual Xrefs Databases
Bis(chloromethyl)_ether Wikipedia
C19158 KEGG COMPOUND
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
542-88-1 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
542-88-1 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
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26 November 2016