Agent Name

Benzyl chloroformate

CAS Number

501-53-1

Formula

C8-H7-Cl-O2

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Benzyl carbonochloridate; Benzyl chlorocarbonate; Benzylcarbonochloridate; Benzylcarbonyl chloride; Benzyloxycarbonyl chloride; Carbobenzoxy chloride; Carbobenzyloxy chloride; Carbonochloridic acid, phenylmethyl ester; Chloroformic acid, benzyl ester; Formic acid, chloro-, benzyl ester; [ChemIDplus] UN1739

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Clear to yellow oily liquid with a pungent odor; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used to make pharmaceuticals and other chemicals; [HSDB]

Comments

Corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Lacrimator; [HSDB] A corrosive substance that causes lacrimation and may cause lung edema after inhalation of high concentrations; [ICSC] See "CHLOROFORMATES."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 590 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

VP = 7 mm Hg at 85-87 deg C; [HSDB] Flash point = 80 deg C; [ICSC]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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