Agent Name

2,2-Dichloropropane

CAS Number

594-20-7

Formula

C3-H6-Cl2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Dichlorodimethylmethane; Dimethyldichloromethane; R 270aa; Propane, 2,2-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Chlorinated Aliphatics

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make an isomerization catalyst and to isomerize saturated hydrocarbons; [NTP]

Comments

An eye irritant; [MSDSonline] See "1,1-Dichloropropane" and "1,3-Dichloropropane."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 3,500 ppm/6h

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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