Agent Name

n-Hexyl chloroformate

CAS Number

6092-54-2

Formula

C7-H13-Cl-O2

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Carbonochloridic acid, hexyl ester; Chloroformic acid n-hexyl ester; Formic acid, chloro-, hexyl ester; Hexyl chlorocarbonate; Hexyl chloroformate; [ChemIDplus] UN3277

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

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
Vapor Pressure

3.1 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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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