Agent Name

Chloromaleic anhydride

CAS Number

96-02-6

Formula

C4-H-Cl-O3

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Chloro maleic anhydride; Chloromaleic acid anhydride; alpha-Chloromaleic anhydride; 2,5-Furandione, 3-chloro-; Maleic anhydride, chloro- (8CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Acid Anhydrides, Cyclic

Description

Yellow liquid; mp = 10-15 deg C; [Hawley] White solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate and as a catalyst for epoxy resins; [Hawley]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; May cause skin and respiratory sensitization after prolonged contact; [MSDSonline] See "ACID ANHYDRIDES."

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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