Agent Name

2,2',3-Trichlorobiphenyl

CAS Number

38444-78-9

Formula

C12-H7-Cl3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,2',3-Trichloro-1,1'-biphenyl; 1,1'-Biphenyl, 2,2',3-trichloro-; [ChemIDplus] PCB-16; [AccuStandard MSDS] UN2315

Category

Halogenated Polyaromatics

Description

Liquid; mp = 28-87 deg C; [AccuStandard MSDS]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; May cause liver injury; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Suspected carcinogen and reproductive toxin; [AccuStandard MSDS] For IARC changes in 2016, see "Polychlorinated biphenyls" and the linked occupational disease.

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.003 mg/m3, inhalable fraction

Vapor Pressure

0.0004 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Polychlorinated biphenyls."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Chloracne

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

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Diseases

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