Agent Name

Nitrofurazone

CAS Number

59-87-0

Formula

C6-H6-N4-O4

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

(5-Nitro-2-furfurylidenamino)urea; 1-(5-Nitro-2-furfurylidene)semicarbazide; 2((5-Nitro-2-furanyl)methylene)hydrazinecarboxamide; 2-Furaldehyde, 5-nitro-, semicarbazone; 2-Furancarboxaldehyde, 5-nitro-, semicarbazone; 5-Nitro-2-furaldehyde semicarbazone; 5-Nitro-2-furancarboxaldehyde semicarbazone; 5-Nitro-2-furfural semicarbazone; 5-Nitro-2-furfuraldehyde semicarbazone; 5-Nitrofuraldehyde semicarbazide; 5-Nitrofuran-2-aldehyde semicarbazone; 5-Nitrofurazone; 5-Nitrofurfural semicarbazone; 6-Nitrofuraldehyde semicarbazide; Actin-N; Acutol; Aldomycin; Alfucin; Amifur; Babrocid; Becafurazone; Biofuracina; Biofurea; Chemofuran; Chixin; Cocafurin; Coxistat; Dermofural; Dynazone; Eldezol; Eldezol F-6; Fedacin; Flavazone; Fracine; Furacilin; Furacilinum; Furacillin; Furacin; Furacin-E; Furacin-HC; Furacine; Furacinetten; Furacoccid; Furacort; Furacycline; Furaderm; Furagent; Furaldon; Furalone; Furametral; Furan-ofteno; Furaplast; Furaseptyl; Furaskin; Furatsilin; Furaziline; Furazin; Furazina; Furazol W; Furazone; Furazyme; Furesol; Furfurin; Furosem; Fuvacillin; Hemofuran; Hydrazinecarboxamide, 2-((5-nitro-2-furanyl)methylene)-; Ibiofural; Mammex; Mastofuran; Monafuracin; Monafuracis; Monofuracin; NF-7; NFS; NFZ; Nefco; Nifucin; Nifurid; Nifuzon; Nitrofural; Nitrofuraldehyde semicarbazone; Nitrofuralum [INN-Latin]; Nitrofuran; Nitrofuran (bactericide); Nitrofurane; Nitrofurazan; Nitrofurazonum; Nitrofurol; Nitrozone; Otofural; Otofuran; Rivafurazon; Rivopon-5; Sanfuran; Semikarbazon 5-nitrofurfuralu [Polish]; Spray-dermis; Spray-foral; U-6421; Vabrocid; Vadrocid; Veterinary nitrofurazone; Yatrocin; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Animal Feed Additives

Description

Odorless, lemon-yellow crystalline powder; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used for superficial wounds, burns, ulcers, and skin infections. Nitrofurazone has also been administered orally in the treatment of trypanosomiasis; [ChemIDplus] Food additive; [HSDB]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in cattle breeders using nitrofurazone as an animal feed additive; [Kanerva, p. 1820]

Reference Link

Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from nitrofurazone

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.31E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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