Agent Name

alpha-Chloro-p-xylene

Alternative Name

4-Methylbenzyl chloride

CAS Number

104-82-5

Formula

C8-H9-Cl

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Methylbenzyl chloride; (4-Methylphenyl)methyl chloride; 1-(Chloromethyl)-4-methylbenzene; 1-Methyl-4-(chloromethyl)benzene; 4-(Chloromethyl)toluene; Benzene, 1-(chloromethyl)-4-methyl-; alpha-Chloro-p-xylene; p-(Chloromethyl)toluene; p-Methylbenzyl chloride; p-Tolylmethyl chloride; p-Xylene, alpha-chloro-; p-Xylyl chloride; p-Xylyl-alpha-chloride; [ChemIDplus] UN1760

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Fuming liquid; characteristic odor; [Merck Index]

Comments

Powerful lachrymator; [Merck Index] Corrosive; Harmful if swallowed; May cause chemical pneumonitis after inhalation of high concentrations; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.29 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

ERG Guide for "Corrosive liquid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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