Agent Name

Hexachloropropene

CAS Number

1888-71-7

Formula

C3-Cl6

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Propene, 1,1,2,3,3,3-hexachloro-; Hexachloropropylene; Perchloropropene; Perchloropropylene; Propene, hexachloro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chlorinated Aliphatics

Description

Water-white liquid; [HSDB] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent, plasticizer, hydraulic fluid component, and to make uranium tetrachloride; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause liver damage when ingested; [HSDB] A skin and eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; May cause lacrimation; Effects in high-dose animal studies include liver and kidney injury; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.24 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 425 ppm/30min

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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