Agent Name

Ethyl cyanoformate

CAS Number

623-49-4

Formula

C4-H5-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Carbonocyanidic acid, ethyl ester; Formic acid, cyano-, ethyl ester (8CI); [ChemIDplus] UN3275

Category

Nitriles

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Hydrolyzed by water; Causes burns; Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "NITRILES."

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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