Agent Name

3-Aminopropionitrile

CAS Number

151-18-8

Formula

C3-H6-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Aminopropionitrile; 2-Cyanoethylamine; 3-Aminopropanenitrile; BAPN; Propanenitrile, 3-amino-; Propionitrile, 3-amino-; beta-Alaninenitrile; beta-Aminopropionitrile; beta-Cyanoethylamine; [ChemIDplus] UN2922

Category

Nitriles

Description

Liquid with an amine odor; [Merck Index]; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate in the production of beta-alanine and pantothenic acid; [Merck Index]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "NITRILES."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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