Agent Name

Methyl carbamate

Alternative Name

Carbamic acid, methyl ester

CAS Number

598-55-0

Formula

C2-H5-N-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Carbamic acid, methyl ester; Methylcarbamate; Methylester kyseliny karbaminove [Czech]; Methylkarbamat [Czech]; Methylurethan; Methylurethane; Urethylane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Carbamic Acid Esters

Description

White solid; sublimes at room temperature; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make dimethylol methyl carbamate-based resins and pharmaceuticals; Also used in the textile industry as a fabric finish for polyester/cotton blends; [HSDB]

Comments

High levels of exposure may lead to narcosis; [CAMEO] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.56 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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