Agent Name

2,6-Dichlorotoluene

CAS Number

118-69-4

Formula

C7-H6-Cl2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzene, 1,3-dichloro-2-methyl-; Toluene, 2,6-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2238

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Liquid; mp = 2.8 deg C; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make dyes and dichlobenil (herbicide); Also used as a high boiling solvent; [HSDB] Used as an intermediate in the production of pesticides and pharmaceuticals; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP]

Comments

Histopathological changes to liver and kidney observed in feeding study with rats; Female rats exhibited atrophy of the thymus at the higher doses (300 and 1000 mg/kg); Reproductive toxicity (decrease in implantation number and viability four days after birth and abnormal nursing) was observed in feeding study with rats; No evidence of mutagenicity; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: 2,6-Dichlorotoluene - 1999

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.35 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chlorotoluenes."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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