tert-Butyl chloride is the organochloride with the formula (CH3)3CCl. It is a colorless, flammable liquid. It is sparingly soluble in water, with a tendency to undergo hydrolysis to the corresponding tert-butyl alcohol. It is produced industrially as a precursor to other organic compounds.
Stable. Extremely flammable. Note low flash point. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Vapour, being much denser than air, may travel considerable distances to a source of ignition. Hygroscopic.