Agent Name

Pentafluorobenzoic acid

CAS Number

602-94-8

Formula

C7-H-F5-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,3,4,5,6-Pentafluorobenzoic acid; Perfluorobenzoic acid; Benzoic acid, 2,3,4,5,6-pentafluoro-; Benzoic acid, pentafluoro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzoic Acid Derivatives

Description

White crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes rigidity (including catalepsy) and muscle contraction or spasticity in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 178 mg/kg); [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "2,3,6-Trichlorobenzoic acid."

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