Agent Name

Methyl phosphonous dichloride

CAS Number

676-83-5

Formula

C-H3-Cl2-P

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Dichloromethylphosphine; Methyldichlorophosphine; Methylphosphonous dichloride; Methylphosphorus dichloride; Phosphine, dichloromethyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Colorless liquid with a pungent odor; [CAMEO]

Comments

Reacts with water to generate hydrogen chloride, a reaction that may be violent and ignite nearby combustible materials; May cause burns; Very toxic by inhalation; [CAMEO] Corrosive; Highly flammable; Reacts violently with water; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Vapor Pressure

75 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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