Agent Name

Dichloroacetaldehyde

CAS Number

79-02-7

Formula

C2-H2-Cl2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,2-Dichloroacetaldehyde; Acetaldehyde, dichloro-; Chloroaldehyde; alpha,alpha-Dichloroacetaldehyde; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Colorless liquid with a penetrating pungent odor; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used to make insecticides and plastics; A presumed metabolic product from dichlorvos and trichlorfon; A waste product in pulp bleaching; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong skin irritant; [Hawley] Highly flammable and polymerizable; An eye, nose, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

55.4 mm Hg

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