Agent Name

1,2,3,4-Tetrachloronaphthalene

CAS Number

20020-02-4

Formula

C10-H4-Cl4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Naphthalene, 1,2,3,4-tetrachloro-; Nibren wax; Seekay wax; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halowaxes

Description

Light-brown solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

No known commercial uses for purified tetrachloronaphthalenes; [HSDB] See "CHLORINATED NAPHTHALENES."

Comments

"Exposure to this chemical may cause acneform dermatitis, headache, fatigue, anorexia and vertigo. It may also cause jaundice and other symptoms of liver failure." [HSDB] Toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and skin absorption; Strongly irritating; [CAMEO] An eye irritant; [MSDSonline] See "CHLORINATED NAPHTHALENES."

Restricted

Not manufactured in the US since 1977; No longer used in capacitors or electric cable coverings; Largely discontinued as lubricants; No longer used as wood preservatives in the US; [HSDB]

Reference Link

INCHEM CICAD: CHLORINATED NAPHTHALENES - 2001

Exposure Assessment
Bioaccumulates

Yes

Vapor Pressure

2.9E-6 mm Hg

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