Agent Name

2,3-Dichlorophenol

CAS Number

576-24-9

Formula

C6-H4-Cl2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Phenol, 2,3-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2020

Category

Chlorophenols

Description

Brown solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Metabolite of Lindane (pesticide), trichlorobenzenes, and dichlorobenzenes; Found in chlorinated waste water and as product of various incineration processes; Used as a research chemical; [HSDB]

Comments

Prolonged contact corrosive to eyes; May cause skin burns, hyperthermia, methemoglobinemia, liver and kidney damage, and convulsions; [CAMEO] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions or effect on seizure threshold; [MSDSonline] See "CHLOROPHENOLS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.05 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chlorophenols, solid."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Other Poison

Uncoupler

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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