Agent Name

Picryl chloride

CAS Number

88-88-0

Formula

C6-H2-Cl-N3-O6

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Chloro-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene; 2,4,6-Trinitro-1-chlorobenzene; 2,4,6-Trinitrochlorobenzene; 2-Chloro-1,3,5-trinitrobenzene; Benzene, 1-chloro-2,4,6-trinitro-; Benzene, 2-chloro-1,3,5-trinitro-; Picrylchloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Almost white solid; [Merck Index] White needle crystals; Wet with 20% water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in acrylate adhesives and epoxy resins; Also used in polyisocyanate mixture stabilization and concrete and gypsum impregnation; [HSDB]

Comments

Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] Severe fire and explosion hazard; [Hawley] A potential sensitizer; [HSDB] A skin, digestive tract, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] Very toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and skin contact; [eChemPortal: ESIS] Explosive when dry; Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption; A severe eye irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Picric acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.83E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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