Agent Name

m-Dichlorobenzene

CAS Number

541-73-1

Formula

C6-H4-Cl2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1,3-Dichlorobenzene; m-DCB; m-Dichlorobenzol; m-Phenylene dichloride; m-Phenylenedichloride; meta-Dichlorobenzene; Benzene, 1,3-dichloro-; Benzene, m-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chlorinated Aromatics

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fumigant, insecticide, and chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [HSDB] Severely irritating to eyes and skin; A mucous membrane irritant; Can cause drowsiness and unsteadiness after inhalation; [CAMEO] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause liver and kidney injury; [ICSC] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

2 ppm

Vapor Pressure

2.15 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

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

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 63 deg C; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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