Agent Name

3-Chlorophenol

CAS Number

108-43-0

Formula

C6-H5-Cl-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-Chloro-1-hydroxybenzene; 3-Hydroxychlorobenzene; Phenol, 3-chloro-; Phenol, m-chloro-; m-Chlorophenic acid; m-Chlorophenol; [ChemIDplus] UN2020

Category

Chlorophenols

Description

White solid with an odor of phenol; Discolors upon air exposure; [Hawley] Yellow solidified mass or fragments with a stench; mp = 31 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate in organic synthesis; [Hawley] Used as a biocide, veterinary antiseptic, and disinfectant for homes, hospitals, and farms; [Merck Index] Used as a soil sterilant; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] Adverse effects are similar to those of phenol; [HSDB] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and upper respiratory tract; May cause convulsions; [CAMEO] See "Phenol." See "CHLOROPHENOLS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.12 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point > 112 deg C; [ICSC] Odor threshold = 0.0189-6.5224 mg/m3 (recognition or detection unspecified); [CHEMINFO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chlorophenols, solid"

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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