Agent Name

2,4,4,4-Tetrachloro-1-butanol

CAS Number

3290-70-8

Formula

C4-H6-Cl4-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Butanol, 2,4,4,4-tetrachloro-; 2,4,4,4-Tetrachlorobutanol; Butanol, 2,4,4,4-tetrachloro-; TCBA; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Alcohols

Description

Amber liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation or burns to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes; Highly irritating or corrosive to the skin and eyes or rabbits; No observations of embryotoxicity or teratogenicity at doses maternally toxic in rats; No evidence of mutagenicity; LD50 (rat) = 1.1 mL/kg (oral) and 1.2mL/kg (dermal); [HSDB]

Restricted

Only known US manufacturer stopped production in 1982; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0031 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rabbit) > 400,000 mg/m3/1h

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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