Agent Name

Phthaloyl chloride

CAS Number

88-95-9

Formula

C8-H4-Cl2-O2

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

1,2-Bis(chlorocarbonyl)benzene; Phthalic acid dichloride; Phthalic chloride; Phthalic dichloride; Phthaloyl dichloride; Phthalyl chloride; Phthalyl dichloride; 1,2-Benzenedicarbonyl dichloride; [ChemIDplus] UN3265

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Colorless oily liquid; mp = 15-16 deg C; [Merck Index] Colorless or yellow liquid; mp = 6-12 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Decomposed by water; [Merck Index] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Benzoyl chloride."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive liquid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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