Chloroacetone

IUPAC Name: 1-chloropropan-2-one

Source: May form in drinking water as a byproduct of disinfection of water treatment. It is also used in organic synthesis.

Summary: Chloroacetone is a derivative of acetone. It was formerly used in World War I as a tear gas. It currently has uses as an intermediate in organic synthesis. It may form in drinking water as a byproduct of disinfection processes. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature that is soluble in water up to 82,500 mg/L. It has a density of 1.15 g/mL at 20 C. It exists in the atmosphere in the vapor-phase that is degraded with a half-life of 44 days. A Koc value of 5 indicates high mobility within soil. Volatilization from soil and water is expected to be a major fate process.

GHS Hazard Statement: H225, H226, H301, H310, H311, H314, H315, H318, H319, H330, H335, H370, H400, H410, GHS02, GHS05, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09