Agent Name

3-Chloropropionic acid

CAS Number

107-94-8

Formula

C3-H5-Cl-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-Chloropropanoic acid; Propanoic acid, 3-chloro-; Propionic acid, 3-chloro-; beta-Chloropropionic acid; beta-Monochloropropionic acid; [ChemIDplus] UN3261

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Solid; Somewhat hygroscopic; [Merck Index] White solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate; [Hawley]

Comments

Emergency treatment: irritants; [HSDB] May cause burns to skin and eyes; [CAMEO] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.33 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point > 110 deg C; [CAMEO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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