Agent Name

o-Tolunitrile

CAS Number

529-19-1

Formula

C8-H7-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Methyl-2-cyanobenzene; 2-Cyanotoluene; 2-Methylbenzenecarbonitrile; 2-Methylbenzonitrile; 2-Toluenkarbonitril [Czech]; Benzonitrile, 2-methyl-; o-Cyanotoluene; o-Methylbenzonitrile; o-Toluic nitrile; o-Toluonitrile; o-Tolylnitrile; [ChemIDplus] 1-Cyano-2-methylbenzene; o-Toluenecarbonitrile; 2-Tolunitrile; [CAMEO]

Category

Nitriles

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid with an almond-like odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes spastic paralysis and convulsions in subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of rabbits; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "m-Tolunitrile."

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