Agent Name

Chloroacetamide

CAS Number

79-07-2

Formula

C2-H4-Cl-N-O

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2-Chloracetamide; 2-Chloroacetamide; 2-Chloroethanamide; Chloracetamid [German]; Chloracetamide; Chloroacetamide; Mergal AF; Microcide; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

Colorless to pale yellow crystals; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a preservative in paints, glues, metalworking fluids, and leather; [Kanerva, p. 1769]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in hairdressers and shoemakers; [Kanerva, 1769] A skin and eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; "Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development." [ICSC] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.05 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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