Agent Name

Chloroethyl chloroformate

CAS Number

627-11-2

Formula

C3-H4-Cl2-O2

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

(2-Chloroethoxy) carbonyl chloride; 2-Chlorethylester kyseliny chlormravenci [Czech]; 2-Chloroethyl chloroformate; Carbonochloridic acid, 2-chloroethyl ester; Chloroformic acid 2-chloroethyl ester; Chloroformic acid, beta-chloroethyl ester; Formic acid, chloro-, 2-chloroethyl ester; TL 207; beta-Chloroethyl chlorocarbonate; [ChemIDplus] UN3277

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB] Clear colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] Slowly decomposed by water forming ethanol, hydrogen chloride, and carbon dioxide; Evolves hydrogen chloride in moist air; May cause burns; [CAMEO] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause pulmonary edema and chemical pneumonitis; A lachrymator; [MSDSonline] See "CHLOROFORMATES."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LCLo (mice) = 200 mg/m3/10min

Explanatory Notes

VP = 13 mm Hg at 48-49 deg C; [HSDB] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chloroformates, toxic, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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