Agent Name

2-Amino-5-nitrothiazole

CAS Number

121-66-4

Formula

C3-H3-N3-O2-S

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Thiazolamine, 5-nitro-; 5-Nitro-2-aminothiazole; 5-Nitro-2-thiazolamine; 5-Nitro-2-thiazolylamine; Amnizol soluble; Enheptin; Enheptin (VAN); Enheptin premix; Enheptin-T; Entramin; Nitramin IDO; Thiazole, 2-amino-5-nitro-; U 7458; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Thiazoles

Description

Greenish-yellow to orange-yellow solid; [Merck Index] Yellow crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to treat parasitic infections in turkeys and pigeons; [Merck Index] Formerly used as an additive to turkey feed (approval cancelled in 1980) and in the synthesis of nithiazide, niridazole, and atrican; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: Symptomatic drug ingestion; [HSDB] No evidence for carcinogenicity in mice or female rats, but evidence for carcinogenicity in male rats; [NTP] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000743 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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