Agent Name

2-Chloroacrylonitrile

CAS Number

920-37-6

Formula

C3-H2-Cl-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

-Chloro-2-propenenitrile; 2-Chloroacrylonitrile; Chloroacrylonitrile; 2-Propenenitrile, 2-chloro-; Acrylonitrile, 2-chloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Nitriles

Description

Highly toxic liquid with boiling point of 88-89 deg C; [CAMEO]

Comments

Highly toxic; [Quick CPC] Polymerizable and highly flammable; [CAMEO] Lachrymator and skin irritant; Possible skin sensitizer; May be metabolized to cyanide; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 105 mg/m3/2h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 44 deg F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Lacrimator

Yes

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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