Agent Name

Hexadecanoyl chloride

CAS Number

112-67-4

Formula

C16-H31-Cl-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Hexadecanoic acid, chloride; Palmitic acid chloride; Palmitoyl chloride; Palmityl chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Toxic Gases & Vapors

Description

Clear colorless to light yellow liquid; mp = 11-12 deg C; [CAMEO] Clear colorless liquid; mp = 11-13 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Slowly decomposed by water forming hydrochloric and palmitic acids; A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO] Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Reacts violently with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; A lachrymator; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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