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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Acetic acid, chloro-, methyl ester

RTECS #

AF9500000

CAS #

96-34-4

Updated

July 2013

Molecular Weight

108.53

Molecular Formula

C3H5ClO2

Synonyms

Chloroacetic acid methyl ester
Methyl monochloracetate
Methyl monochloroacetate
Methylester kyseliny chloroctove (Czech)
Monochloroacetic acid methyl ester

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/mouse lethal concentration (50 percent kill): 1 gm/m3/2H85GMAT -,82,1982
inhalation/rat Lowest published lethal concentration: 250 ppm/7HKidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Other changes

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gain
TXAPA9 19,1,1971
oral/mammal (species unspecified) lethal dose (50 percent kill): 240 mg/kgGISAAA 39(4),86,1974
oral/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 240 mg/kg85GMAT -,82,1982
subcutaneous/rat lethal dose (16 percent kill): 560 mg/kg85GMAT -,82,1982

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRIAMAK-TMW 1 ppm (5 mg/m3);KZW 1 ppm (5 mg/m3), skin, sen, 2007
Occupational Exposure Limit-DENMARKtime-weighted average 1 ppm (5 mg/m3), skin, MAY2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-GERMANYMAK 1 ppm (4.5 mg/m3), skin, 2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAshort term exposure limit 5 mg/m3, JUN2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDceiling concentration 1 ppm (5 mg/m3), skin, sen, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE NETHERLANDSMAC-TGG 5 mg/m3, 2003

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code X4940; Number of Industries 2; Total Number of Facilities 22; Number of Occupations 2; Total Number of Employees Exposed 1666; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 272

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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