Agent Name

Cyclopropanecarboxylic acid

CAS Number

1759-53-1

Formula

C4-H6-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Carboxycyclopropane; Cyclopropionic acid; [ChemIDplus] CPC-acid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN3265

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Clear light yellow liquid; mp = 14-17 deg C; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate for agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other organic chemicals; [REPROTOX]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) = 172 mg/kg; [RTECS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.53 mm Hg

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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