Agent Name

Chloromethyl ethyl ether

CAS Number

3188-13-4

Formula

C3-H7-Cl-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Chloromethoxyethane; Ethane, (chloromethoxy)-; Ethoxychloromethane; Ethoxymethyl chloride; Ethyl chloromethyl ether; [ChemIDplus] UN2354

Category

Halogenated Ethers

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

No known commercial use or production; Possibly a byproduct of water chlorination; [HSDB]

Comments

Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [HSDB] A severe skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO] An eye irritant that causes lacrimation; Targets the CNS and liver; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

59.1 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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