Agent Name

3,4-Dimethoxyphenylacetonitrile

CAS Number

93-17-4

Formula

C10-H11-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

3,4-Dimethoxybenzeneacetonitrile; 3,4-Dimethoxybenzyl cyanide; Acetonitrile, 3,4-(dimethoxyphenyl)-; Homoveratronitrile; Veratryl cyanide; Acetonitrile, 3,4-dimethoxyphenyl-; Benzeneacetonitrile, 3,4-dimethoxy- (9CI); [ChemIDplus] (3,4-Dimethoxyphenyl)acetonitrile; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Nitriles

Description

Light yellow crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make fine chemicals; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Causes somnolence and analgesia in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation and cyanosis; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "m-Phthalodinitrile" and "Benzonitrile."

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