Agent Name

Succinonitrile

CAS Number

110-61-2

Formula

C4-H4-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,2-Dicyanoethane; 1,4-Butanedinitrile; Butanedinitrile; Deprelin; Dician; Dinile; Disuxyl; Ethane, 1,2-dicyano-; Ethylene cyanide; Ethylene dicyanide; Evanex; Succinic acid dinitrile; Succinic acid nitrile; Succinic dinitrile; Succinil; Succinodinitrile; Succinonitrile; Sukcinonitril [Czech]; Suxil; s-Dicyanoethane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitriles

Description

Colorless, odorless, waxy solid; Note: Forms cyanide in the body; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used to make plastics and nitron fibers; [HSDB]

Comments

Irritating to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract; [Merck Index] See "Nitriles."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00778 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 730 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

NIOSH REL = 6 ppm; Flash point = 132 deg C;

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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