Agent Name

Dichloroacetonitrile

CAS Number

3018-12-0

Formula

C2-H-Cl2-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Acetonitrile, dichloro-; Dichloromethyl cyanide; [ChemIDplus] UN2924

Category

Nitriles

Description

Clear liquid; [CAMEO] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

A by-product of water chlorination; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "NITRILES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.82 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash Point > 100 deg C; [CAMEO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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