Toxic substances list: bis(chloromethyl) ether
Bis(chloromethyl) ether is a colourless, volatile liquid with a "suffocating" odour (Sittig, 1981; Verschueren, 1983). Information provided in response to a Notice published under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 indicates that bis(chloromethyl) ether is not currently used or produced in Canada.
Sittig, M., Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, JH, 729 pp. (1981).
Verschueren, K., Handbook of Environmental Data on Organic Chemicals, 2nd Edition, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., Toronto, Ont. 1310 pp. (1983).
CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number: 542-88-1
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