Agent Name

Allyl chloroformate

CAS Number

2937-50-0

Formula

C4-H5-Cl-O2

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

2-Propenyl chloroformate; Allyl chlorocarbonate; Allylester kyseliny chlormravenci [Czech]; Carbonochloridic acid, 2-propenyl ester; Chloroformic acid allyl ester; Formic acid, chloro-, allyl ester; [ChemIDplus]UN1722

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Colorless liquid with pungent odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as intermediates in synthesis of numerous compounds; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Causes severe burns and tearing; [HSDB] Highly toxic by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption; [CAMEO] Toxic by inhalation; Harmful if swallowed; Causes burns; May cause chemical pneumonitis after inhalation of high concentrations; Causes fatty liver in animal experiments; [MSDSonline] See "CHLOROFORMATES."

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Vapor Pressure

20 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 32 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 31 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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