Agent Name

o-Chlorotoluene

CAS Number

95-49-8

Formula

C7-H7-Cl

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Chloro-2-methylbenzene; 1-Methyl-2-chlorobenzene; 2-Chloro-1-methylbenzene; 2-Chlorotoluene; 2-Methylchlorobenzene; Halso 99; o-Chlorotoluene; o-Tolyl chloride; ortho-Chlorotoluene; [ChemIDplus] UN2238

Category

Chlorinated Aromatics

Description

Colorless liquid with an aromatic odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent and chemical intermediate; [ACGIH]

Comments

A respiratory irritant; Exposure to high concentrations may produce "systemic toxic effects"; [CAMEO] May cause skin irritation; [CHEMINFO]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

50 ppm

Vapor Pressure

3.43 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 4,400 ppm

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 126 deg F;

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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