Agent Name

Diphenylacetonitrile

CAS Number

86-29-3

Formula

C14-H11-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

alpha-Cyanodiphenylmethane; alpha-Phenylbenzeneacetonitrile; alpha-Phenylbenzylcyanide; alpha-Phenylphenylacetonitrile; Benzhydrylcyanide; Difenylacetonitril [Czech]; Dipan; Diphenatrile; Diphenyl-alpha-cyanomethane; Diphenylmethylcyanide; Acetonitrile, diphenyl-; Benzeneacetonitrile, alpha-phenyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitriles

Description

Cream or white solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an herbicide; [Merck Index] No active product registrations in the US; [NPIRS]

Comments

An irritant; Tumors observed in experimental animals; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Diphenylacetic acid." See "m-Phthalodinitrile," "Benzonitrile," and "NITRILES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000102 mm Hg

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