Agent Name

1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene

CAS Number

87-61-6

Formula

C6-H3-Cl3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1,2,6-Trichlorobenzene; Benzene, 1,2,3-trichloro-; vic-Trichlorobenzene; [ChemIDplus] UN3077

Category

Chlorinated Aromatics

Description

White solid; [Hawley] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate, dye carrier, transformer fluid, solvent, coolant, and heat transfer medium; Used in lubricants and insecticides; [HSDB]

Comments

Danger of cutaneous absorption; [MAK] An eye and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] A moderate skin irritant; Causes liver changes in animal studies; [HSDB] "Toxic by ingestion and inhalation." [Hawley] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

5 ppm

Vapor Pressure

0.21 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 2,965 ppm/6h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 113 deg C; [Merck Index]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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