Agent Name

Methyl oxalate

CAS Number

553-90-2

Formula

C4-H6-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Dimethyl oxalate; Ethanedioic acid, dimethyl ester; Oxalic acid dimethyl ester; [ChemIDplus] UN1759

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Colorless solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline aggregates; [MSDSonline]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.14 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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