Agent Name

4-Chlorobenzyl cyanide

CAS Number

140-53-4

Formula

C8-H6-Cl-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

(4-Chlorophenyl)acetonitrile; 2-(4-Chlorophenyl)acetonitrile; 4-Chlor-benzyl-cyanid [German]; 4-Chlorobenzeneacetonitrile; Benzeneacetonitrile, 4-chloro-; p-Chlorobenzyl cyanide; p-Chlorophenylacetonitrile; 4-Chlorophenylacetonitrile; Acetonitrile, (p-chlorophenyl)-; [ChemIDplus] UN3439

Category

Nitriles

Description

White to light yellow solid with a pungent odor; mp = 28-31 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes convulsions and dyspnea in dermal lethal-dose studies of rabbits; Causes ataxia, dyspnea, and decreased body temperature in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] A skin, respiratory tract, and strong eye irritant; Highly toxic by ingestion; Toxic by inhalation and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "2-Chlorobenzonitrile."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

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