Agent Name

Ethyl oxalyl chloride

CAS Number

4755-77-5

Formula

C4-H5-Cl-O3

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Ethoxalyl chloride; Ethyl 2-chloro-2-oxoacetate; Ethyl chloroglyoxylate; Ethyl chlorooxoacetate; Glyoxylic acid, chloro-, ethyl ester; Monoethyl oxaloyl chloride; Oxalic acid monoethyl ester chloride; Oxalyl chloride, ethyl ester; Acetic acid, 2-chloro-2-oxo-, ethyl ester; Acetic acid, chlorooxo-, ethyl ester; [ChemIDplus] mono-Ethyl oxalyl chloride; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN2920

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Clear light brown liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] Reacts violently with water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.61 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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