Agent Name

Bromoacetonitrile

CAS Number

590-17-0

Formula

C2-H2-Br-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Bromomethyl cyanide; Cyanomethyl bromide; Acetonitrile, bromo-; [ChemIDplus] UN2922

Category

Nitriles

Description

Pale yellow to light amber liquid; [CAMEO] Yellow, oily liquid; [MSDSonline]

Comments

A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; A corrosive substance that causes lacrimation; [CAMEO] Toxic by inhalation, skin contact, and ingestion; Causes burns; May cause chemical pneumonitis after inhalation of high concentrations; [MSDSonline] See "NITRILES."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Flash Point > 200 deg F; [CAMEO] ERG Guide for "Corrosive liquid, toxic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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