Agent Name

Trinitromethane

CAS Number

517-25-9

Formula

C-H-N3-O6

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Methane, trinitro-; Nitroform; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Explosives

Description

White solid; mp = 15 deg C; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used to make explosives and propellants; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes somnolence, conjunctive irritation, corneal damage, and other cardiac and gastrointestinal changes in acute inhalation studies of cats; Causes lachrymation, general anesthesia, ataxia, dyspnea, respiratory depression, other liver changes, changes in renal tubules, and hemorrhage in acute inhalation studies of mice and rats; Causes impaired liver function tests, changes in renal tubules, emphysema, proteinuria, and changes in recordings from peripheral motor nerve in repeated-dose inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] Decomposes above 25 deg C; A mild eye and mucous membrane irritant; [Merck Index] See "Nitromethane."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mouse) = 800 mg/m3/2hr

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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