Agent Name

tert-Butyl chloride

Alternative Name

2-Chloro-2-methylpropane

CAS Number

507-20-0

Formula

C4-H9-Cl

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Chloro-2-methylpropane; 2-Chloroisobutane; 2-Methyl-2-chloropropane; 2-Methyl-2-propyl chloride; Chlorotrimethylmethane; Propane, 2-chloro-2-methyl-; t-Butyl chloride; tert-Butylchloride; Trimethylchloromethane; [ChemIDplus] Butyl chloride, tert-; Chloro-2-methyl propane, 2-; [REPROTOX] UN1127

Category

Chlorinated Aliphatics

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Hygroscopic liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate in synthesis; ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] Used to make fine chemicals; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Symptoms possibly indicative of neurotoxicity (disturbed coordination, reduced motility, hunched posture, etc.) observed in oral lethal-dose study of rats; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "2-Chlorobutane" and "n-Butyl chloride."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

302 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chlorobutanes."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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