National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of Benzotrichloride - 11076-Y


CASRN: 98-07-7

Formula: C7-H5-Cl3

Synonyms/Common Names

  • alpha,alpha,alpha-Trichlorotoluene
  • Benzene, (trichloromethyl)- (9CI)

Known Uses

Used mainly as a chemical intermediate in the manufacture of benzoyl chloride which is a chemical intermediate. It is also used in the manufacture of dyes. Small amounts of the chemical are used in the manufacture of benzotrifluoride and in the production of hydroxybenzophenone ultraviolet light stabilizers and ion-exchange resins.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (055493)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Anderson, B., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., and Mortelmans, K. Salmonella mutagenicity tests. IV. Results from the testing of 300 chemicals Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 11 (Suppl 12) (1988) 1-158
    •  Positive 
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