Agent Name

p-Xylyl bromide

CAS Number

104-81-4

Formula

C8-H9-Br

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-(Bromomethyl)-4-methylbenzene; 4-(Bromomethyl)toluene; 4-Methylbenzyl bromide; Benzene, 1-(bromomethyl)-4-methyl-; alpha-Bromo-p-xylene; alpha-Bromo-p-xylol; p-(Bromomethyl)toluene; p-Methylbenzyl bromide; p-Xylene, alpha-bromo-; p-Xylyl alpha-bromide; p-Xylyl-alpha-bromide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Needles from alcohol; [Merck Index] White crystals, insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

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

Comments

Powerful lachrymator; [Merck Index] Toxic by ingestion and inhalation; Strong irritant to eyes and skin; [Hawley] Causes burns; Toxic by ingestion; May cause pneumonitis and pulmonary edema after inhalation of high concentrations; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.09 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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