Agent Name

Phenyl chloroformate

CAS Number

1885-14-9

Formula

C7-H5-Cl-O2

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Chloroformic acid phenyl ester; Fenylester kyseliny chlormravenci [Czech]; Formic acid, chloro-, phenyl ester; Phenoxycarbonyl chloride; Phenyl chlorocarbonate; TL 398; Carbonochloridic acid, phenyl ester; [ChemIDplus] UN2746

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Colorless liquid with a pungent odor; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

Decomposed by water producing hydrogen chloride and phenol; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause pulmonary edema; [ICSC] Reacts with water evolving hydrogen chloride; Fumes in moist air releasing hydrogen chloride; A strong skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] A skin irritant; Corrosive to eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Reacts with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "CHLOROFORMATES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.67 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 44 ppm/4h

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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