Agent Name

Ethyl cyanoacetate

CAS Number

105-56-6

Formula

C5-H7-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Acetic acid, cyano-, ethyl ester; Cyanacetate ethyle [German]; Cyanoacetic acid ethyl ester; Cyanoacetic ester; Estere cianoacetico [Italian]; Ethyl cyanacetate; Ethyl cyanoethanoate; Ethylester kyseliny kyanoctove [Czech]; Malonic acid ethyl ester nitrile; [ChemIDplus] UN2666

Category

Nitriles

Description

Colorless to pale straw-colored liquid; Insoluble in water; [HSDB] Colorless or pale clear liquid; Evolves toxic gas on contact with water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis of pharmaceuticals and dyes; [Hawley]

Comments

A lachrymator; [CHEMINFO] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.03 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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