Agent Name

2,4-Dichlorophenacyl chloride

CAS Number

4252-78-2

Formula

C8-H5-Cl3-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,2',4'-Trichloroacetophenone; [ChemIDplus] 2-Chloro-1-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)ethanone; alpha,2',4'-Trichloroacetophenone; omega-Chloro-2',4'-dichloroacetophenone; [ChemFinder] UN1759

Category

Aromatic Ketones, Halogenated

Description

Off-white crystalline solid; [CAMEO] Melting point = 52-55 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause severe injury to the skin, eyes, mucous membranes and respiratory tract; A lachrymator; [CAMEO] Toxic if swallowed; An irritant; Causes burns; May cause chemical pneumonitis after inhalation of high concentrations; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Flash Point > 235 deg F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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