Agent Name

o-Nitrobenzyl chloride

CAS Number

612-23-7

Formula

C7-H6-Cl-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-(Chloromethyl)-2-nitrobenzene; 2-Nitrobenzyl chloride; Toluene, alpha-chloro-o-nitro-; alpha-Chloro-o-nitrotoluene; o-Nitrobenzyl chloride; Benzene, 1-(chloromethyl)-2-nitro- (9CI); alpha-Chloro-2-nitrotoluene; [ChemIDplus] UN3261

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Pale yellow crystals; [CAMEO]

Comments

Toxic; Lachrymator; Mutagen; [CAMEO] Corrosive; Causes burns; Inhalation can cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Flash point > 235 deg F; [CAMEO] ERG Guide is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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