Agent Name

Phenyl phosphorus dichloride

CAS Number

644-97-3

Formula

C6-H5-Cl2-P

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzene phosphorus dichloride; Benzene phosphorus dichloride (DOT); Benzenephosphonous dichloride; Benzenephosphorus dichloride; Dichlorophenylphosphine; Phenyldichlorophosphine; Phenylphosphine dichloride; Phenylphosphonous acid dichloride; Phenylphosphonous dichloride; Phenylphosphorus dichloride; Phosphine, dichlorophenyl-; Phosphonous dichloride, phenyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN2798

Category

Phosphorus Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid with a pungent odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in oil additives and in the production of plasticizers, polymers, and antioxidants; [HSDB]

Comments

Corrosive to skin and tissue; Emergency treatment: "Acids"; [HSDB] Reacts with moisture producing hydrogen chloride and heat; May cause severe burns to skin and eyes; Inhalation of high concentrations may cause pulmonary edema; [CAMEO] Causes convulsions in mice after lethal doses; [RTECS] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

VP = 10 mm Hg at 98 deg C; [eChemPortal: HPVIS]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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