Agent Name

Methyl chloroacetate

CAS Number

96-34-4

Formula

C3-H5-Cl-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetic acid, chloro-, methyl ester; Chloroacetic acid methyl ester; Methyl alpha-chloroacetate; Methyl chloroethanoate; Methyl monochloracetate; Methyl monochloroacetate; Methylester kyseliny chloroctove [Czech]; Monochloroacetic acid methyl ester; [ChemIDplus] UN2295

Category

Chloroacetic Acid Derivatives

Description

Clear liquid with odor that is pungent and sweet; [Hawley] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent and chemical intermediate; [Hawley]

Comments

Corrosive to skin; Severe eye irritant; Respiratory tract irritant; May be absorbed through skin; [ICSC] Toxic by inhalation and ingestion; [eChemPortal: ESIS] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] Inhalation may induce upper and lower airway inflammation and edema; [CHRIS] Oral LD50 (mouse) = 240 mg/kg; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.63 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 250 ppm/7h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 57 deg C; [ICSC]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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