Agent Name

Cinnamyl chloride

CAS Number

2687-12-9

Formula

C9-H9-Cl

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(Chloromethyl)styrene; 1-Phenyl-3-chloro-1-propene; 1-Propene, 3-chloro-1-phenyl-; 3-Chloro-1-phenylpropene; 3-Phenyl-2-propenyl chloride; Propene, 3-chloro-1-phenyl-; (3-Chloroprop-1-enyl)benzene; Benzene, (3-chloro-1-propen-1-yl)-; Benzene, (3-chloro-1-propenyl)-; Benzene, (3-chloropropenyl)-; [ChemIDplus] beta-Chloromethylstyrene; (3-Chloro-1-propenyl)benzene; 3-Phenylallyl chloride; [RTECS] UN2927

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Yellow liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Topical exposure causes skin irritation in rabbits and burns in rats; Causes somnolence, respiratory depression, decreased body temperature, and smooth muscle relaxation in inhalation lethal-concentration studies of rats; [RTECS] Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Highly toxic by inhalation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "trans-Cinnamyl chloride."

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 29 mg/m3/4hr

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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