A colorless liquid used as a solvent in pharmaceuticals and dyes and an insecticide vulcanizing agent, Benzotrifluoride (BTF) has a boiling point of 215.6 degrees Fahrenheit (102 °C) and a flash point of 54 degrees Fahrenheit (12 °C). Benzotrifluoride has an odor similar to toluene and other aromatic solvents. It is insoluble in H2O and denser than water. Inhalation of BTF may be toxic.
Benzotrifluoride belongs to the trifluoromethyl-substituted aromatic compounds group containing chemicals acting as intermediates for pharmaceuticals, insecticides and crop protection substances. Benzotrifluoride and analogs of BTF are mostly inert, which makes them especially useful as a solvent for extractions and reactions. In addition, BTF may be used as a solvent for surface cleaners, coatings and other non-chemical applications.