Agent Name

Caprylyl chloride

CAS Number

111-64-8

Formula

C8-H15-Cl-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Caprylic acid chloride; Capryloyl chloride; Octanoic acid chloride; Octanoic chloride; Octanoyl chloride; [ChemIDplus] UN3265

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Clear colorless to straw-colored liquid with a pungent odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other organic chemicals; [Hawley]

Comments

A severe skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; A lachrymator; [CAMEO] Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; [CAMEO] Corrosive; Harmful if swallowed; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

12.7 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 177 deg F; [CAMEO] ERG Guide for "Corrosive liquid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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