Agent Name

1-Methylimidazole

CAS Number

616-47-7

Formula

C4-H6-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

N-Methylimidazole; 1H-Imidazole, 1-methyl-; Imidazole, 1-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN2922

Category

Imidazoles

Description

Colorless to yellow hygroscopic liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes convulsions in oral and intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] Dermal LD50 (rabbit) = 400-640 mg/kg; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Imidazole."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.47 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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