Agent Name

Cyclohexyl isocyanate

CAS Number

3173-53-3

Formula

C7-H11-N-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Cyclohexyl isocyanate; Cyclohexylisocyanate; Isocyanatocyclohexane; Cyclohexane, isocyanato-; Isocyanic acid, cyclohexyl ester; [ChemIDplus] UN2488

Category

Monoisocyanates

Description

Colorless liquid with pungent odor; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used to make pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

Corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Lachrymator; May cause skin sensitization and asthma after prolonged contact; [ICSC] A lachrymator; Can cause bronchitis, asthma, and life-threatening chemical pneumonitis; [CHEMINFO]

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Vapor Pressure

1.02 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 120 deg F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Lacrimator

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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