Agent Name

Trichlorobenzene, all isomers

CAS Number

12002-48-1

Formula

C6-H3-Cl3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Benzene, trichloro-; Invalon TC; Pyranol 1478; TCB; Trichlorbenzene; Trichlorobencenos [Spanish]; Trichlorobenzene; [ChemIDplus] UN2321

Category

Chlorinated Aromatics

Description

Colorless liquid; mp = 17-63.5 deg C; [HSDB] Colorless to yellowish liquid with a sweet odor like almonds; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate and solvent (oil-soluble dyes, degreasing solvent, dielectric fluid, lubricating-oil additive, and heat transfer medium); Formerly used in termite preparations; [HSDB] Used to make pesticides; [CAMEO]

Comments

Commercially available as mixture of three isomers; [HSDB] See "1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene," "1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene," and "1,3,5-Trichlorobenzene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.46 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

VP = 0.21-0.46 mm Hg at 25 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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