Testing Status of Methyl chloride 10072-X


CASRN: 74-87-3

Formula: C-H3-Cl

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Chloromethane (9CI)

Known Uses

Chemical intermediate, solvent and diluent in rubber production, refrigerant, extraction solvent, local anesthetic, plastics industry, propellant, herbicide. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (329517)  Completed 
    •  Positive