Agent Name

alpha-Chloro-o-xylene

CAS Number

552-45-4

Formula

C8-H9-Cl

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-(Chloromethyl)-2-methylbenzene; 2-(Chloromethyl)toluene; 2-Methylbenzyl chloride; Benzene, 1-(chloromethyl)-2-methyl-; o-Methylbenzyl chloride; o-Xylene, alpha-chloro-; o-Xylyl chloride; o-Xylyl-alpha-chloride; omega-Chloro-o-xylene; [ChemIDplus] UN1760

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

A colorless to pale-yellow colored liquid with a pungent odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make nematocides; [HSDB]

Comments

Powerful lachrymator; [Merck Index] Toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and skin absorption; [CAMEO] Corrosive; Causes burns; May cause chemical pneumonitis after inhalation of high concentrations; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Flash Point = 165 deg F; [CAMEO] ERG Guide for "Corrosive liquid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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