Agent Name

Dichloroacetyl chloride

CAS Number

79-36-7

Formula

C2-H-Cl3-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

2,2-Dichloroacetyl chloride; alpha,alpha-Dichloroacetyl chloride; Dichloroacetyl chloride; Dichloroethanoyl chloride;

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Liquid with a penetrating odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

Highly corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] "Tear drawing." High inhalation exposure can cause pulmonary edema; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

23 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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