Agent Name

2,6-Dichlorobenzaldehyde

CAS Number

83-38-5

Formula

C7-H4-Cl2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzaldehyde, 2,6-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus] o,o'-Dichlorobenzaldehyde; [NTP] UN1759

Category

Benzaldehydes

Description

Yellowish or off-white solid with a pungent odor; [CAMEO] Off-white hygroscopic powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make pharmaceuticals, dyes, and other organic chemicals; [NTP]

Comments

Sensitive to air, moisture, and light; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; [NTP] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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