Agent Name

Phenylacetyl chloride

CAS Number

103-80-0

Formula

C8-H7-Cl-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Benzeneacetyl chloride; [ChemIDplus] 2-Phenylacetyl chloride; Acetyl chloride, phenyl-; alpha-Phenylacetyl chloride; Chlorure de phylacyle (French DOT); Cloruro de fenilacetilo (Spanish DOT); Phenacetyl chloride; Phenylacetic acid chloride; [CAMEO] UN2577

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Colorless liquid with a strong odor; [CAMEO] Clear light yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in laboratories and to make esters for flavorings; [REPROTOX]

Comments

Fumes in air; Decomposed by water evolving hydrogen chloride gas; May cause severe skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritation; [CAMEO] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Acetyl chloride."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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