Agent Name

2-Methyl-2-nitropropane

CAS Number

594-70-7

Formula

C4-H9-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,1-Dimethyl-1-nitroethane; 2-Nitro-2-methylpropane; 2-Nitroisobutane; Trimethylnitromethane; Nitro-tert-butane; Propane, 2-methyl-2-nitro-; [ChemIDplus] tert-Nitrobutane; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Category

Nitros, Aliphatic

Description

Melting point = 26.23 deg C; [ChemIDplus] Colorless liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS] Colorless low melting solid; mp = 27-31 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

May cause irritation, CNS depression, and cardiac disturbances; [Acros Organics MSDS] An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "2-Nitropropane," a primary hepatotoxin.

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