Agent Name

Adiponitrile

CAS Number

111-69-3

Formula

C6-H8-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,4-Dicyanobutane; Adipic acid dinitrile; Adipinsaeuredinitril [German]; Adipodinitrile; Adiponitrile; Adipyldinitrile; Hexanedinitrile; Hexanedioic acid, dinitrile; Nitrile adipico [Italian]; Tetramethylene cyanide; Tetramethylene dicyanide; [ChemIDplus] UN2205

Category

Nitriles

Description

Water-white, practically odorless, oily liquid;[Note: A solid below 34 degrees F; Forms cyanide in the body; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used to manufacture hexamethylenediamine that is used to make nylon 66; [HSDB]

Comments

Toxic by ingestion; Skin burns in workers reported; [ACGIH] See Nitriles;

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

2 ppm

Vapor Pressure

0.000679 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,710 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

NIOSH REL = 4 ppm; Flash point = 93 deg C;

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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