Agent Name

2,3,5,6-Tetrachloropyridine

CAS Number

2402-79-1

Formula

C5-H-Cl4-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Pyridine, 2,3,5,6-tetrachloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Pyridines

Description

White solid; Darkens upon exposure to light and air; [CHEMINFO] White crystals with a camphor-like odor; [AIHA]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate in the production of chlorpyrifos and triclopyr; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; Effects in high-dose animal studies include fatty liver degeneration; [MSDSonline] A mild skin and eye irritant; Evidence of liver and kidney injury after high-dose feeding studies of rats; [AIHA] See "Pyridine."

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

5 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

0.00606 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 98,000 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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