Agent Name

Cyanoacetamide

CAS Number

107-91-5

Formula

C3-H4-N2-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Cyanoacetamide; 3-Nitrilo-propionamide; Amid kyseliny kyanoctove (czech); CAA; Cyanacetamide; Cyanoiminoacetic acid; Kyanacetamid (czech); Malonamide nitrile; Malonamonitrile; Malonic acid, monoamide mononitrile; Nitrilomalonamide; Propionamide nitrile; Propionamide, 3-nitrilo-; [ChemIDplus] UN3439

Category

Nitriles

Description

White solid; [Hawley] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and plastics; [Hawley]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Cyanide"; [HSDB] Subcutaneous LD50 (guinea pig) = 1155 mg/kg; Causes tremor and muscle contractions; [RTECS] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption; [Aldrich MSDS] See "NITRILES."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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