Agent Name

Chlorodifluoroacetic acid

CAS Number

76-04-0

Formula

C2-H-Cl-F2-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetic acid, 2-chloro-2,2-difluoro-; Acetic acid, chlorodifluoro-; [ChemIDplus] UN3265

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Clear colorless to light brown liquid; mp = 20 deg C; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Comments

Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Dichloroacetic acid," "Trichloroacetic acid," and "Trifluoroacetic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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