Agent Name

Hydrazoic acid

CAS Number

7782-79-8

Formula

H-N3

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Azoimide; Diazoimide; Hydrogen azide; Hydronitric acid; Stickstoffwasserstoffsaeure [German]; Triazoic acid; [ChemIDplus] Azidic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Explosives

Description

Liquid with a pungent intolerable odor; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used to make heavy metal azides for shell detonators; [Merck Index] Produced from sodium azide on deployment of air bags (inflating agent) and from its use as a biocide; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes convulsions and structural or functional changes in trachea or bronchi in inhalation lethal-concentration studies of mice; Human inhalation of 300 ppb (0.3 ppm) causes changes in recordings from specific areas of the CNS, somnolence, and change in cardiac rate; [RTECS] Extremely explosive; An eye irritant; May cause cough, headache, fall in blood pressure, weakness, and collapse; Chronic exposure may cause hypotension, palpitation, and ataxia; [Merck Index] A severe skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [HSDB] See "Sodium azide."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.18 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

484 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mouse) = 34 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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