Agent Name

2-Chlorobutane

CAS Number

78-86-4

Formula

C4-H9-Cl

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Methylpropyl chloride; sec-Butyl chloride; Butane, 2-chloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN1127

Category

Chlorinated Aliphatics

Description

dl-Form: Liquid with a pleasant odor; [Merck Index] Clear colorless liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Aldrich MSDS] See "1,2-Dichlorobutane."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

157 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 8,000 ppm/4hr

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chlorobutanes."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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