Agent Name

2-Chloropropane

Alternative Name

Isopropyl chloride

CAS Number

75-29-6

Formula

C3-H7-Cl

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Isopropyl chloride; 2-Propyl chloride; Chlorodimethylmethane; Isoprid; Isopropylchloride; Narcosop; Propane, 2-chloro-; sec-Propyl chloride; [ChemIDplus] UN2356

Category

Chlorinated Aliphatics

Description

Colorless liquid with a chloroform, slightly sweet odor; [AIHA] Colorless liquid; bp = 34-36 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent and intermediate; [Hawley] Has anesthetic properties, but no significant use as such; May be used as an alternative foam-blowing agent; [AIHA]

Comments

Highly flammable liquid that poses a fire and explosion risk; [Hawley] May cause irritation or burns to skin and eyes; High concentrations may have narcotic effect; [CAMEO] An irritant; May be absorbed through skin; Effects in high-dose animal studies include cyanosis; [MSDSonline] Classified as a non-irritant of the eyes by EEC guidelines; [AIHA]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

50 ppm

Vapor Pressure

515 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 120,000 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = -32 deg C; [Merck Index] Some subjects could not detect odor at 500 ppm; [AIHA]

Flammability (NFPA)

4: Burns readily

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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