Agent Name

2-Fluorobenzoyl chloride

CAS Number

393-52-2

Formula

C7-H4-Cl-F-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Benzoyl chloride, 2-fluoro-; Benzoyl chloride, o-fluoro-; o-Fluorobenzoyl chloride; [ChemIDplus] UN3094

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make flunitrazepam, a hypnotic drug; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; A corrosive substance that causes lacrimation; [CAMEO] Corrosive; Causes burns; Reacts violently with water; May cause chemical pneumonitis after inhalation of high concentrations; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.46 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 180 deg F; [CAMEO] ERG Guide for "Corrosive liquid, water-reactive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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