Agent Name

Methylazoxymethanol acetate

CAS Number

592-62-1

Formula

C4-H8-N2-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

(Methyl-ONN-azoxy)methanol, acetate (ester); Acetic acid, (methyl-ONN-azoxy)methyl ester; MAM acetate; MAM Ac; Methanol, (methyl-ONN-azoxy)-, acetate (ester); Methyl azoxy methanol acetate; Methylazoxymethyl acetate; Methylazoxymethylester kyseliny octove [Czech]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Nitrogen Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as research chemical; Not commercially produced in the US; [HSDB] Found in cycad leaves and seeds; [NTP]

Comments

Nervous system malformations and tumors seen in offspring of rats injected during pregnancy; Evidence for carcinogenicity in experimental animals; [HSDB] Corrosive to skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and upper respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause pulmonary edema and chemical pneumonitis; [CAMEO] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; [Aldrich MSDS] See "Methylazoxymethanol."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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