Agent Name

Ethylene fluorohydrin

CAS Number

371-62-0

Formula

C2-H5-F-O

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2-Fluoro-1-ethanol; 2-Fluoroethanol; Ethanol, 2-fluoro-; TL 741; beta-Fluoroethanol; [ChemIDplus] UN3384

Category

Other Insecticides

Description

Liquid; [CAMEO] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as rodenticide, insecticide, and acaricide (not used in the US); [HSDB]

Comments

In high-dose animal studies, causes convulsions; [RTECS] Treatment of poisoning is for monofluoroacetate and related compounds; Teratogenic in high-dose rat studies; [HSDB] An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "Sodium fluoroacetate."

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Vapor Pressure

21.3 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 200 mg/m3/10min

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic by inhalation liquid, flammable, n.o.s. (Inhalation Hazard Zone B)."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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