Agent Name

3,4-Dichlorobenzotrifluoride

CAS Number

328-84-7

Formula

C7-H3-Cl2-F3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Dichloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzene; 3,4-Dichloro-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluorotoluene; 3,4-Dichlorophenyltrifluoromethane; Benzene, 1,2-dichloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)-; Toluene, 3,4-dichloro-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluoro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Colorless liquid with an aromatic odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate for insecticides and herbicides; [HSDB] Used as a solvent and to make dyes and other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

May cause skin, eye, nose, and throat irritation; A moderate skin and mild eye irritant in rabbits; Histopathological observations in oral study with rats include hemorrhagic lungs and darkened liver; [HSDB] Has irritating and narcotic effects in high concentrations; [CAMEO] Causes lacrimation, somnolence, and dyspnea in lethal concentration studies of rats; [RTECS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.36 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 2,000 ppm/1h; [HSDB]

Explanatory Notes

LC (rat) > 15,860 mg/m3/4h; [ChemIDplus] Flash point = 65 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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