Agent Name

Chlorobenzyl chlorides

CAS Number

611-19-8; 620-20-2; 104-83-6

Formula

C7-H6-Cl2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

611-19-8:1-Chloro-2-(chloromethyl)benzene; 2-Chlorobenzyl chloride; Ortho-alpha-dichlorotoluene; alpha,2-Dichlorotoluene; alpha,o-Dichlorotoluene; o-Chlorobenzyl chloride; 620-20-2:Benzene, 1-chloro-3-(chloromethyl); 3-Chlorobenzyl chloride; 1-Chloro-3-(chloromethyl)benzene 104-83-6: 1-Chloro-4-chloromethylbenzene; 4-Chlorobenzyl chloride; Benzene, 1-chloro-4-(chloromethyl) [ChemIDplus] UN2235

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Colorless liquid; Insoluble in water and denser than water; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

A mixture of two or all three of the isomeric chlorobenzyl chlorides: 2-chlorobenzyl chloride, 3-chlorobenzyl chloride, 4-chlorobenzyl chloride; Used as a chemical intermediate; [CAMEO]

Comments

A lachrymator; A skin and eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; Forms hydrochloric acid upon contact with water; Heavy inhalation exposure may cause severe injury, and the effects may be delayed. Severe burns may result from contact with molten substance. [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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