Agent Name

4-Chlorobutyronitrile

CAS Number

628-20-6

Formula

C4-H6-Cl-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Chloro-3-cyanopropane; 4-Chlorobutanenitrile; gamma-Chlorobutyronitrile; Butanenitrile, 4-chloro-; Butyronitrile, 4-chloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN3276

Category

Nitriles

Description

White to light yellow liquid; [CHRIS] Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

An eye irritant; [CAMEO] An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [CHRIS] A skin and strong eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "3-Chloropropanonitrile."

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Vapor Pressure

1 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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