Agent Name

2-Chloronaphthalene

CAS Number

91-58-7

Formula

C10-H7-Cl

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Chlornaftalen [Czech]; Halowax; Naphthalene, 2-chloro-; beta-Chloronaphthalene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halowaxes

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used for chemical resistant gage fluids and instrument seals; as heat exchange fluids; in high-boiling specialty solvents; in color dispersions; as a crank case additive to dissolve sludge and gums; as ingredients in motor tune-up compounds; a component of Halowax 1031; in the production of electric condensers; in the insulation of electric cables and wires; as an additive to extreme pressure lubricants; as supports for storage batteries; as a coating in foundry use; as a solvent; as an immersion liquid in microscopy; as a raw material for dyes; as a wood preservative; Chlorinated naphthalenes have not been manufactured in the US since 1977; [HSDB]

Comments

"Symptoms of chronic exposure to this class of compounds include chloracne, cysts, headache, fatigue, vertigo, anorexia and jaundice. This compound is a strong irritant. It may be absorbed through the skin."; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "CHLORINATED NAPHTHALENES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

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