Agent Name

2-Chloropropionic acid

CAS Number

598-78-7

Formula

C3-H5-Cl-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Chloropropanoic acid; Propanoic acid, 2-chloro-; Propionic acid, 2-chloro-; Propionic acid, alpha-chloro-; alpha-Chloropropionic acid; alpha-Monochloropropionic acid; UN2511; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Pale liquid with a slight odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate in agricultural, chemical, and pharmaceutical production; [ACGIH]

Comments

Causes testicular atrophy in rats after high-dose feeding; Corrosive to the skin and eyes; [ACGIH]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 ppm

Vapor Pressure

1.06 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Freezing Point = -12.1 deg C; Boiling Point = 187 deg C;

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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