Agent Name

Trichloroacetic anhydride

CAS Number

4124-31-6

Formula

C4-Cl6-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetic acid, 2,2,2-trichloro-, 1,1'-anhydride; Acetic acid, trichloro-, anhydride; [ChemIDplus] UN3265

Category

Acid Anhydrides, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Hydrolyzed by water; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Pentafluoropropionic anhydride."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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