Agent Name

2,2-Dichloropropionic acid

CAS Number

75-99-0

Formula

C3-H4-Cl2-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Dalapon; 2,2-Dichloropropanoic acid; alpha,alpha-Dichloropropionic acid; [NIOSH]

Category

Herbicides, Other

Description

Colorless liquid with an acrid odor. [herbicide] [Note: A white to tan powder below 46 degrees F. The sodium salt, a white powder, is often used.]; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Selective herbicide; growth regulator; [HSDB]

Comments

A irritant of the skin and respiratory tract; [EPA Pesticides, p. 119] Contact with skin can cause burns; [CHRIS]

Restricted

No longer produced or used in the USA; [HSDB]

Reference Link

EXTOXNET PIP - DALAPON

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

5 mg/m3, inhalable fraction

Vapor Pressure

0.19 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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