Agent Name

2,2,2-Trichloroethyl chloroformate

CAS Number

17341-93-4

Formula

C3-H2-Cl4-O2

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

2,2,2-Trichloroethoxycarbonyl chloride; Trichloroethyl chloroformate; Carbonochloridic acid, 2,2,2-trichloroethyl ester; Formic acid, chloro-, 2,2,2-trichloroethyl ester (8CI); [ChemIDplus] UN3277

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Light yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Reagent for gas chromatographic analysis of pethidine." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; Toxic by inhalation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "CHLOROFORMATES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.1 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chloroformates, toxic, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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