Agent Name

N-Methylolchloracetamide

CAS Number

2832-19-1

Formula

C3-H6-Cl-N-O2

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2-Chloro-N-(hydroxymethyl)acetamide; Chloracetamide-N-methanol; Chloracetamide-N-metholol; Grota; Grotan DF-35; N-Methylol-chloracetamide; Acetamide, 2-chloro-N-(hydroxymethyl)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Sources/Uses

Used as a preservative in glues, metalworking fluids (MWF), and spin-finishes applied to nylon; [Kanerva, p. 406]

Comments

A formaldehyde releaser, N-methylolchloroacetamide can cause allergic contact dermatitis in workers; "It thus appears that most formaldehyde-releasers in MWF cannot be considered frequent and important contact allergens." [Kanerva, p. 407] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] "Sensitizer in colant oils & cosmetics"; [ChemIDplus]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

"Danger of sensitization of skin." [MAK]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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