Agent Name

2-Oxopropiononitrile

CAS Number

631-57-2

Formula

C3-H3-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Propanenitrile, 2-oxo-; [ChemIDplus] Pyruvonitrile; 2-Oxopropionitrile; Acetyl cyanide; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN3273

Category

Nitriles

Description

Yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Contains 5-10% mesitylene (CAS# 108-67-8); A skin and respiratory tract irritant; Toxic by ingestion and inhalation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "3-Bromopropionitrile" and "Propionitrile."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Nitriles, flammable, toxic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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