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Name alpha-Chloralose
CAS 15879-93-3
EINECS(EC#) 240-016-7
Molecular Formula C8H11Cl3O6
MDL Number MFCD00005542
Molecular Weight 309.53
MOL File 15879-93-3.mol

Chemical Properties

Appearance needle-like crystals or powder
Melting point  178-182 °C
alpha  18 º (c=2, 95% C2H5OH)
Boiling point  424.33°C (rough estimate)
density  1.6066 (rough estimate)
vapor pressure  Negligible at room temperature
refractive index  1.5320 (estimate)
solubility  ethanol: 10 mg/mL or yellow-brown, clear to slightly hazy, colorless to faintly yellow
form  neat
pka 12.89±0.60(Predicted)
color  White to Almost white
Stability: Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
optical activity [α]20/D +17±2°, 5 hr, c = 2% in ethanol
Water Solubility  0.44 g/100 mL (15 ºC)
Merck  14,2072
BRN  85418
LogP 1.020
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CAS DataBase Reference 15879-93-3(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System 15879-93-3(EPA Substance)

Safety Data

Hazard Codes  Xn
Risk Statements 
R20/22:Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed .
Safety Statements 
S16:Keep away from sources of ignition-No smoking .
S24/25:Avoid contact with skin and eyes .
S28:After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of ... (to be specified by the manufacturer) .
RIDADR  3249
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  FM9450000
HazardClass  6.1(b)
PackingGroup  III
HS Code  29400090
Safety Profile
Poison by ingestion, subcutaneous, and intraperitoneal routes. Questionable carcinogen with experimental tumorigenic data. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of Cl-.
LD50 orally in mice: 400 mg/kg (Schafer)

Hazard Information

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