Agent Name

Ethyl phosphorodichloridate

CAS Number

1498-51-7

Formula

C2-H5-Cl2-O2-P

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Dichloroethoxyphosphine oxide; Dichlorophosphoric acid, ethyl ester; Ethyl dichlorophosphate; Ethyl phosphorodichloridate; Ethylesterdichlorid [German]; Ethylphosphoric acid dichloride; Phosphorodichloridic acid, ethyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Toxic Gases & Vapors

Description

Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline] Boiling Point = 333 degrees F at 760 mm Hg; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make the pesticide ethoprop; [HSDB]

Comments

Caustic to skin and eyes by contact and to mouth and GI tract by ingestion; [CAMEO] Corrosive; Very toxic by inhalation--may cause chemical pneumonitis; Contact with water releases acidic gas, which on contact with metal, can produce explosive hydrogen gas; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 564 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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