Agent Name

Chloroacetonitrile

CAS Number

107-14-2

Formula

C2-H2-Cl-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Chloroacetonitrile; Acetonitrile, chloro-; Chloracetonitrile; Chloroethanenitrile; Chloromethyl cyanide; Monochloroacetonitrile; Monochloromethyl cyanide; alpha-Chloroacetonitrile; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitriles

Description

Colorless liquid with a pungent odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate and fumigant; [CAMEO]

Comments

A lachrymator; Burns the skin and eyes; Reacts with water and acids to form hydrogen chloride; Hydrogen cyanide and hydrogen chloride are produced in a fire; [CAMEO] See "NITRILES."

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

IDLH (NIOSH)

14 ppm

Vapor Pressure

8.7 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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