Agent Name

m-Xylyl bromide

CAS Number

620-13-3

Formula

C8-H9-Br

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-(Bromomethyl)-3-methylbenzene; 3-(Bromomethyl)toluene; 3-Methylbenzyl bromide; Benzene, 1-(bromomethyl)-3-methyl-; alpha-Bromo-m-xylene; m-Methylbenzyl bromide; m-Xylene, alpha-bromo-; [ChemIDplus] UN1701

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis and as a military tear gas; [Merck Index]

Comments

Powerful lachrymator; [Merck Index] Toxic by inhalation and ingestion; Strong irritant; [Hawley] Causes burns; Toxic by inhalation; Inhalation can cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.19 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rabbit) = 200 gm/m3/30 minutes; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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