Agent Name

Trichloroacetyl chloride

CAS Number

76-02-8

Formula

C2-Cl4-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Acetyl chloride, trichloro-; Superpalite; Trichloroacetic acid chloride; Trichloroacetochloride; Acetyl chloride, trichloro-; UN2442; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Liquid that decomposes in water; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis; [HSDB]

Comments

"Experiments conducted at Argonne showed that no gas is generated upon mixing with water." No apparent evolution of hydrochloric acid after mixing with water; A strong skin irritant; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Vapor Pressure

21.3 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 475 mg/m3/4H

Explanatory Notes

Boiling Point = 244 deg F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

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