Agent Name

2,3-Dichloro-1-propene

CAS Number

78-88-6

Formula

C3-H4-Cl2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Dichloro-2-propene; 1-Propene, 2,3-dichloro-; 2,3-Dichloro-1-propene; 2,3-Dichloropropylene; 2-Chloroallyl chloride; Propene, 2,3-dichloro-; Propylene, 2,3-dichloro; [ChemIDplus] UN2047

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Straw-colored liquid with odor like chloroform; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Soil fumigant; [ChemIDplus] A copolymer and chemical intermediate in agricultural and pharmaceutical products; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] Hazardous by inhalation, ingestion and skin absorption; May cause kidney and liver injury; A lachrymator that can also cause transient corneal injury; [CAMEO] Harmful by inhalation, skin contact, and ingestion; An irritant; May cause eye damage; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

61.2 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 500 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 15 deg C; [HSDB]

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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