Agent Name

Thiophosgene

CAS Number

463-71-8

Formula

C-Cl2-S

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Carbon chlorosulfide; Carbonic dichloride, thio-; Carbonothioic dichloride; Carbonyl chloride, thio-; Dichlorothiocarbonyl; Phosgene, thio-; Thiocarbonic dichloride; Thiocarbonyl chloride; Thiocarbonyl dichloride; Thiofosgen [Czech]; Thiokarbonylchlorid [Czech]; Carbonothioic dichloride; Thiocarbonyl chloride; UN2474; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Toxic Gases & Vapors

Description

Red to reddish-yellow liquid with a sharp choking odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

No production in U.S. but availble as a reagent in small ampules; [HSDB]

Comments

Thiophosgene hydrolyzes (more slowly than phosgene) into CO2, H2S, and HCl. A corrosive lachrymator; [HSDB] Can cause severe burns and delayed pulmonary edema; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Vapor Pressure

116 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Boiling point = 163 deg F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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