Agent Name

2-Chloro-1-propene

CAS Number

557-98-2

Formula

C3-H5-Cl

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Propene, 2-chloro-; 2-Chloropropene; 2-Chloropropylene; Isopropenyl chloride; Propene, 2-chloro-; beta-Chloropropene; beta-Chloropropylene; [ChemIDplus] UN2456

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless gas or liquid; [Hawley] Colorless liquid; bp = 22-23 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate in organic synthesis and in the formulation of copolymers; [Hawley]

Comments

Flammable substance; [Hawley] No mutagenic activity observed on Salmonella typhimurium (TA 100); [HSDB] May cause irritation or burns to skin and eyes; [CAMEO] Inhalation in high-dose animal studies causes general anesthesia; [RTECS] Extremely flammable; Irritating to eyes and respiratory tract; [MSDSonline] 2-Chloropropene (UN2456) has warning of explosive polymerization; [ERG 2016]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

819 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 267,000 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point < 21 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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