Agent Name

n-Butyryl chloride

CAS Number

141-75-3

Formula

C4-H7-Cl-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Butanoyl chloride; Butyric acid chloride; Butyric chloride; Butyroyl chloride; Butyryl chloride; [ChemIDplus] UN2353

Category

Other Toxic Gases & Vapors

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used for organic synthesis; [HSDB]

Comments

Evolves HCl when spilled in water; [ERG] A strong irritant; [HSDB] A severe skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; [CAMEO] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause edema and chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Dangerous When Wet

Yes - A material that, by contact with water, is liable to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable or toxic gas at a rate greater than 1 L per kilogram of the material, per hour; [ERG 2004]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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