Cyanogen Chloride

Source: Formed as a byproduct of water treatment disinfection processes such as chlorination and chlorimation.

Summary: Cyanogen chloride is an inorganic compound used in the synthesis of chemicals, and has applications in metal and ore refineries for cleaning. One such chemical that it helps produce is cyanuric chloride, which is used in pesticides and pharmaceuticals. It may be found in water as a byproduct of water treatment processes such as chlorination and chlorimation. It has been used by the police and military personnel as a poisonous gas (tear gas). It exists as a colorless liquid at room temperature that is soluble in water up to 27.5 mg/L. It has a density of 1.186 g/mL at 20 C. Upon exposure to the compound will hydrolyze rapidly.

GHS Hazard Statement: H280, H300, H310, H314, H318, H330, H370, H371, H372, H373, H400, GHS04, GHS05, GHS06, GHS08, GHS09