Agent Name

Xylylene dichloride

CAS Number

28347-13-9

Formula

C8-H8-Cl2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzene, bis(chloromethyl)-; Bis(chloromethyl)benzene; Dichloroxylylene; Xylene, alpha,alpha'-dichloro-; Xylylene chloride; alpha,alpha'-Dichloroxylene; Xylene, alpha,alpha'-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Solid; Melting point ranges from 93.6 deg F for m isomer to 131 deg F for o isomer, to 212 deg F for p isomer;[CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as vulcanizing agent for rubbers and catalyst for crosslinking of phenolic resins; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause burns; May cause CNS depression; Moderately toxic by ingestion; May be hazardous by inhalation or skin absorption; [HSDB] Effect in rodents after lethal doses include ataxia, tremor, and weakness; [RTECS] A mixture of three isomers; An irritant; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 200 mg/m3/4h

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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