Chlorobenzene

IUPAC Name: Chlorobenzene

MCL: 0.1 ppm

Source: Used as an intermediate to produce chlorinated organic compounds, also used as a solvent in pesticides.

Summary: Chlorobenzene (monochlorobenzene) has been used in chemical production for chlorinated organic compounds such as nitrochlorobenzene. It is also used as a solvent in pesticides and was measured in in volcanic gas emissions. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature and is soluble in water up to 499 mg/L at 25 C. It has a density of 1.1058 g/mL. It is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). It may occur in the environment as a degradation product of chlorinated benzenes. Chlorobenzene has Koc values ranging from 4.8 – 313 which indicate moderate to high mobility within soil. Volatilization from soil and water is expected to be a major method of natural removal.

GHS Hazard Statement: H226, H303, H305, H312, H315, H319, H332, H336, H341, H351, H370, H372, H373, H400, H410, H411, GHS02, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09