Agent Name

4-Methylmorpholine 4-oxide

CAS Number

7529-22-8

Formula

C5-H11-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4-Methylmorpholine N-oxide; 4-Methylmorpholine-4-oxide; Methyl morpholine oxide; Morpholine, 4-methyl-, 4-oxide; N-Methylmorpholine oxide; [ChemIDplus] N-Methylmorpholine N-oxide; NMO; NMMO; MMNO; [Merck Index]

Category

Amine Oxides

Description

White hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] Light yellow crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent in synthetic organic chemistry and commercially for swelling and dissolution of cellulose; [Merck Index] Used as an intermediate, to make flexible and rigid polyurethane foams, as a solvent in synthetic fiber production, and in industrial and professional coatings, adhesives, and sealants; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

An irritant; [Merck Index] An oxidizer that may intensify fire; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] A skin and strong eye irritant; May cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals, based on QSAR modeling; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] Search for (7529-22-8[EC/RN Number]) AND (allergic OR sensitizer OR sensitization OR dermatitis): no results; [PubMed]

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