Agent Name

Ethyl 2-chloroacetoacetate

CAS Number

609-15-4

Formula

C6-H9-Cl-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

A 21960; 2-Chloro-3-oxobutanoic acid, ethyl ester; 2-Chloro-3-oxobutyric acid ethyl ester; 2-Chloroacetoacetic acid ethyl ester; Butanoic acid, 2-chloro-3-oxo-, ethyl ester; Ethyl 2-chloro-3-oxobutanoate; Ethyl alpha-chloroacetoacetate; Ethyl-2-chloracetoacetate; Acetoacetic acid, 2-chloro-, ethyl ester (8CI); [ChemIDplus] UN2920

Category

Halogenated Esters

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Ethyl acetoacetate." See "Methyl dichloroacetate."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.22 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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