Agent Name

Dichloroacetone

Alternative Name

1,3-Dichloro-2-propanone

CAS Number

534-07-6

Formula

C3-H4-Cl2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Dichloro-2-propanone; 1,3-Dichloroacetona [Spanish]; 1,3-Dichloroacetone; 1,3-Dichloropropanone; 2-Propanone, 1,3-dichloro-; Acetone, 1,3-dichloro; Bis(chloromethyl) ketone; Bis(chloromethyl)ketone; Dichloro-1,3 acetone [French]; s-Dichloroacetone; sym-Dichloroacetone; [ChemIDplus] UN2649

Category

Halogenated Ketones

Description

A crystalline solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in the synthesis of citric acid; [HSDB]

Comments

Corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] A lachrymator and vesicant; [Merck Index #3052] Can burn skin and eyes; [CAMEO] Causes burns; Very toxic if swallowed or inhaled; Inhalation of high concentration may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "Chloroacetone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.3 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 29 mg/m3/2h

Explanatory Notes

Melting point = 45 degrees C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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