Agent Name

Dichlorobenzene, mixed isomers

CAS Number

25321-22-6

Formula

C6-H4-Cl2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Benzene, dichloro-; DCB; Dichlorobenzene; Dilatin DBI; Mott-Ex; Mottenschutzmittel Evau P; Rotamott; Dichlorobenzene (all isomers); Dichlorobenzene (mixed); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chlorinated Aromatics

Sources/Uses

Used in chemical synthesis and as a solvent (in electrical equipment insulators, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides); [HSDB]

Comments

An eye, nose, throat, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause liver and kidney damage; [HSDB] See "p-Dichlorobenzene," "o-Dichlorobenzene," and "m-Dichlorobenzene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.47 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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