2-Chloroacetonitrile; Acetonitrile, chloro-; Chloracetonitrile; Chloroethanenitrile; Chloromethyl cyanide; Monochloroacetonitrile; Monochloromethyl cyanide; alpha-Chloroacetonitrile; [ChemIDplus]
Colorless liquid with a pungent odor; [CAMEO]
Used as a chemical intermediate and fumigant; [CAMEO]
A lachrymator; Burns the skin and eyes; Reacts with water and acids to form hydrogen chloride; Hydrogen cyanide and hydrogen chloride are produced in a fire; [CAMEO] See "NITRILES."
VP = 15 mm Hg at 31 deg C; [ChemIDplus]
high ambient temp required
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: