Agent Name

1-(Chloromethyl)naphthalene

CAS Number

86-52-2

Formula

C11-H9-Cl

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-(Chlormethyl)naftalen [Czech]; 1-Chloromethyl naphthalene; 1-Menaphthyl chloride; 1-Naphthylmethyl chloride; alpha-(Chloromethyl)naphthalene; alpha-Naphthylmethyl chloride; Naphthalene, 1-chloromethyl-; Naphthalene, alpha-chloromethyl-; Naphthalene, 1-(chloromethyl)-; [ChemIDplus] UN3261

Category

Naphthalenes

Description

Pale yellow solid with a pungent odor; mp = 31-33 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes lachrymation, diarrhea, and increased body temperature in dermal lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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