Agent Name

Cyclopropane

CAS Number

75-19-4

Formula

C3-H6

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Ciclopropano [INN-Spanish]; Cyclopropanum [INN-Latin]; RC 270; Trimethylene; Trimethylene (cyclic); Zyklopropan; [ChemIDplus] UN1027

Category

Simple Asphyxiants

Description

Colorless gas; [Hawley] Shipped as liquid under its own vapor pressure; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis; as anesthetic; [Hawley]

Comments

Highly flammable; Mixtures with air or oxygen are flammable and explosive; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [Hawley] Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; In confined space spill, may displace air and act as simple asphyxiant; [CAMEO] Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; [CHEMINFO]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1000 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (mice) = 282,000 mg/m3/2h

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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