IUPAC Name: 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
MCL: 0.07 ppm
Source: Formerly used as a pesticide. It is currently used as a chemical intermediate, and an intermediate in the formation of other pesticides. It is also used as a solvent, degreaser, and lubricant.
Summary: 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene is an organic compound used as a solvent and chemical intermediate. It was formerly used as a pesticide but is now only used as an intermediate in the production of pesticides. It also has applications as a degreaser and lubricant. It is soluble in water up to 49 mg/L at 25 C and has a density of 1.459 g/mL at 20 C. Upon decomposition it produces hydrogen chloride gas. A biological half-life of 15.85 days was measured in fish. The compound is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). It exists in the atmosphere as a vapor and is degraded by photochemical reactions with a half-life of 30 days. Volatilization from soil and water is expected to be the major fate process. Bioaccumulation is expected to be high.
GHS Hazard Statement: H302, H315, H316, H331, H335, H336, H373, H400, H410, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09