Agent Name

1-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-1-nitrosourea

CAS Number

13743-07-2

Formula

C3-H7-N3-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Nitroso-1-(2-hydroxyethyl)urea; 2-Hydroxyethylnitrosourea; HENU; HNU; Hydroxyethylnitrosourea; N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-N-nitrosourea; N-Hydroxyethyl-N-nitrosourea; N-Nitrosohydroxyethylurea; Nitroso-2-hydroxyethylurea; Urea, 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-nitroso-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitrosamines

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (rat) = 120 mg/kg; Carcinogenic effects observed in rodents; [RTECS] See "N-Nitroso-N-methylurea." See "NITROSAMINES."

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