Agent Name

1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene

CAS Number

95-94-3

Formula

C6-H2-Cl4

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorbenzol [Russian]; Benzene tetrachloride; Benzene, 1,2,4,5-tetrachloro-; s-Tetrachlorobenzene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chlorinated Aromatics

Description

Colorless needles with a strong, unpleasant odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in the synthesis of other organic compounds; [HSDB]

Comments

If burned, toxic fumes include hydrogen chloride and phosgene; Chronic feeding studies of animals show evidence of damage to liver, kidneys, lungs, and thyroid gland; LD50 (oral, rat, male) = 3105 mg/kg; At lethal doses, animals have CNS depression, diarrhea, and coma; [CHEMINFO]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0054 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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