Agent Name

Dimethyl cyanamide

CAS Number

1467-79-4

Formula

C3-H6-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Cyanamide, dimethyl-; Dimethylcyanamide; Dimethylkyanamid [Czech]; N-Cyano-N-methylmethanamine; N-Cyanodimethylamine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Cyanamides

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as chemical intermediate and solvent; [Hawley]

Comments

Reacts with water producing cyanide gas; An irritant; [CAMEO] An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions; [MSDSonline] See "Hydrogen cyanide."

Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

5 mg/m3, as CN

MAK

2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as CN

Vapor Pressure

16 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 2,500 mg/m3

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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