Agent Name

n-Butyl chloroformate

CAS Number

592-34-7

Formula

C5-H9-Cl-O2

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Butyl chlorocarbonate; Butyl chloroformate; Chloroformic acid butyl ester; Butyl chloroformate; Carbonochloridic acid, butyl ester; Formic acid, chloro-, butyl ester (8CI); [ChemIDplus] UN2743

Category

Acid Halides

Description

A colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause pulmonary edema and burns to the eyes and skin; [ICSC] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "CHLOROFORMATES."

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

MAK

0.2 ppm

Vapor Pressure

5.4 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash Point = 77 deg F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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