Agent Name

Diazoacetic ester

CAS Number

623-73-4

Formula

C4-H6-N2-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

DAAE; Diazoacetic acid, ethyl ester; Diazoessigsaeure-aethylester [German]; EDA; Ethoxycarbonyldiazomethane; Ethyl diazoacetate; Acetic acid, diazo-, ethyl ester; Ethyldiazoacetate; [ChemIDplus] 2-Diazoacetic acid ethyl ester; Ethyl diazoethanoate; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Nitrogen Compounds

Description

Yellow liquid with a pungent odor; [Merck Index] Light to dark yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Highly volatile and explosive; [Merck Index] May explode on heating; An irritant; May cause nervous system disturbances; Possible carcinogen and mutagen; Targets the liver and pancreas; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Diazodinitrophenol."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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