Agent Name

Oxetane, 3,3-bis(chloromethyl)-

CAS Number

78-71-7

Formula

C5-H8-Cl2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3,3-Bis(chloromethyl)oxetane; 3,3-Dichloromethyloxycyclobutane; BCMO; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Natural, black, or olive green solid; [HSDB] "The monomer unit of a thermoplastic resin trademarked Penton. " mp = 18.9 deg C; [CAMEO] Liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used for solid and lined valves, pumps, pipes, and fittings; Also used as a monofilament for filter supports and column packing, as a thermoplastic polymer, and for biological purification of waste waters from the manufacture of pentaplast; [HSDB] Penton is the resin derived from 3,3-Bis(chloromethyl)oxetane. [Hawley]

Comments

Causes somnolence in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; Causes lacrimation, somnolence, and kidney damage in high-dose inhalation studies; [RTECS] An irritant and lachrymator; Highly toxic by inhalation; Targets blood, kidneys, and CNS; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 200 mg/m3/2h

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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