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Title: Pentachloroethane
CAS Registry Number: 76-01-7
Additional Names: Pentalin
Molecular Formula: C2HCl5
Molecular Weight: 202.29
Percent Composition: C 11.87%, H 0.50%, Cl 87.63%
Line Formula: CCl3CHCl2
Literature References: Toxicity data: G. S. Barsoum, K. Saad, Q. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 7, 205 (1934).
Properties: Liquid; chloroform-like odor. d425 1.6712; bp 161-162°. mp -29°. nD15 1.5054. Insol in water. Miscible with alcohol, ether. MLD (mg/kg) in dogs: 1750 orally; 100 i.v.; in rabbits: 700 s.c. (Barsoum, Saad).
Melting point: mp -29°
Boiling point: bp 161-162°
Index of refraction: nD15 1.5054
Density: d425 1.6712
Toxicity data: MLD (mg/kg) in dogs: 1750 orally; 100 i.v.; in rabbits: 700 s.c. (Barsoum, Saad)
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure in exptl animals are irritation of eyes, skin; weakness, restlessness, irregular respiration, muscle incoordination; liver, kidney, lung changes. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 242.

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