Agent Name

2,4-Dichlorotoluene

CAS Number

95-73-8

Formula

C7-H6-Cl2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2,4-Dichloro-1-methylbenzene; Benzene, 2,4-dichloro-1-methyl-; Toluene, 2,4-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2238

Category

Chlorinated Aromatics

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a high-boiling solvent and an intermediate (pesticides, fungicides, dyes, pharmaceuticals, preservatives, and peroxides); [HSDB]

Comments

May be a strong irritant; [HSDB] In high-dose animal studies, causes somnolence, elevation of liver enzymes, fatty liver degeneration, and acute tubular necrosis; [RTECS]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: 2,4-Dichlorotoluene - 1995

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.45 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 2,669 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 93 deg C; [HSDB] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chlorotoluenes."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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