Agent Name

Phenylimidocarbonyl chloride

Alternative Name

Phenyl isocyanide dichloride

CAS Number

622-44-6

Formula

C7-H5-Cl2-N

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Phenyl isocyanide dichloride; Aniline, N-dichloromethylene-; Benzenamine, N-(dichloromethylene)-; Carbonic dichloride, (phenylimino)-; Carbonimidic dichloride, phenyl-; Chlorure de phenylcarbyl-amine [French]; Imidocarbonyl chloride, phenyl-; N-(Dichloromethylene)aniline; N-Phenylcarbimide dichloride; N-Phenylcarbonimidic dichloride; N-Phenylimidophosgene; N-Phenylimino carbonyl dichloride; N-Phenyliminocarbonyl dichloride; Phenyl carbylamine chloride; Phenyl isocyanide, dichloride; Phenylcarbonimidic dichloride; Phenylcarbylamine chloride; Phenyliminocarbonyl dichloride; Phenyliminophosgene; Phenylisocyanide dichloride; Phenylisonitrile dichloride; [ChemIDplus] UN1672

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Light-yellow liquid with onion odor; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a military tear gas and to produce other organic chemicals; [Hawley]

Comments

Potent lachrymator; [HSDB] Strong irritant that is toxic by inhalation and skin absorption; [Hawley] Harmful if ingested or inhaled; A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Lachrymator; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.17 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

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