Agent Name

2-Chlorobenzyl chloride

CAS Number

611-19-8

Formula

C7-H6-Cl2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Chloro-2-(chloromethyl)benzene; ortho-alpha-Dichlorotoluene; alpha,2-Dichlorotoluene; alpha,o-Dichlorotoluene; o-Chlorobenzyl chloride; Benzene, 1-chloro-2-(chloromethyl)-; Toluene, alpha,o-dichloro- (8CI); Toluene, o,alpha-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus] OCBC; o, alpha-Dichlorotoluene; alpha, 2-Dichlortoluol; alpha, 2-Dichlorotolueno; [Reference #1] UN2235

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Clear, colorless liquid with a pungent odor; [Reference #1]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate for organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and dyes; [ExPub: EPA] Used as an intermediate for herbicides; [Reference #1]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [ICSC] Reacts slowly with water producing hydrogen chloride; [CAMEO] Irritating but not corrosive to skin of rabbits; No reliable skin sensitization data available; [Reference #1] Causes burns; A lachrymator; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Toxic by inhalation; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Chlorobenzyl chlorides."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Benzene, 1-chloro-2-(chloromethyl)- - 2003

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.15 mm Hg

RD50

5 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 2,800 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chlorobenzyl chlorides."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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