Agent Name

Tetracyanoquinodimethane

CAS Number

1518-16-7

Formula

C12-H4-N4

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2,5-Cyclohexadiene-1,4-diylidenedimalononitrile; 2,5-Cyclohexadiene-delta(sup1,alpha:4,alpha')-dimalononitrile; 7,7,8,8-Tetracyano-1,4-quinodimethan; 7,7,8,8-Tetracyano-p-quinodimethane; 7,7,8,8-Tetracyanoquinodimethane; Quinodimethan, tetracyano-; TCNQ; Tetracyano-p-quinodimethane; Tetracyanoquinodimethan; Tetracyanoquinodimethan(e); 2,2'-(2,5-Cyclohexadiene-1,4-diylidene)bismalononitrile; 2,5-Cyclohexadiene-delta(sup1,alpha:4,alpha')-dimalononitrile; 2,5-Cyclohexadiene-delta1,alpha:4,alpha'-dimalononitrile (8CI); Propanedinitrile, 2,2'-(2,5-cyclohexadiene-1,4-diylidene)bis-; [ChemIDplus] UN3439

Category

Nitriles

Description

Green crystalline solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 56 mg/kg; [RTECS] May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; Toxic by inhalation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "NITRILES."

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Explanatory Notes

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

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