Agent Name

2-Azetidinone

CAS Number

930-21-2

Formula

C3-H5-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Azetidinone; beta-Propiolactam; Propiolactam; [ChemIDplus] 2-Azacyclobutanone; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN3263

Category

Other Nitrogen Compounds

Description

Beige crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

2-Azetidinone is the simplest beta-lactam possible. Beta-lactam antibiotics include penicillins, cephalosporins, carbapenems, and monobactams. [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, basic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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