Agent Name

1-Naphthyl isocyanate

CAS Number

86-84-0

Formula

C11-H7-N-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

alpha-Naphthyl isocyanate; 1-Isocyanatonaphthalene; Isocyanic acid, 1-naphthyl ester (8CI); Naphthalene, 1-isocyanato-; [ChemIDplus] UN2206

Category

Monoisocyanates

Description

Colorless nearly odorless liquid; Vapors have a pungent odor of isocyanates; [Merck Index] Faintly yellow-green liquid;

Sources/Uses

"Used to separate enantiomers of beta-blockers." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

An irritant; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; A lachrymator and possible sensitizer; [Aldrich MSDS] See "Phenyl isocyanate."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Isocyanates, toxic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

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