Agent Name

o-Tolylsulfonyl chloride

CAS Number

133-59-5

Formula

C7-H7-Cl-O2-S

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

2-Methylbenzenesulfonyl chloride; Benzenesulfonyl chloride, 2-methyl-; ortho-Toluenesulfochloride; ortho-Toluenesulfonchloride; ortho-Toluenesulfonyl chloride; [ChemIDplus] UN3094

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Liquid; [HSDB] Colorless or yellow liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as intermediate in the synthesis of saccharin and dyestuffs; [HSDB]

Comments

Reacts with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive liquid, water-reactive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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