Agent Name

Mitomycin A

CAS Number

4055-39-4

Formula

C16-H19-N3-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Azirino(2',3':3,4)pyrrolo(1,2-a)indole-4,7-dione, 1,1a,2,8,8a,8b-hexahydro-8-(hydroxymethyl)-6,8a-dimethoxy-5-methyl-, carbamate (ester); Azirino(2',3':3,4)pyrrolo(1,2-a)indole-4,7-dione, 8-(((aminocarbonyl)oxy)methyl)-1,1a,2,8,8a,8b-hexahydro-6,8a-dimethoxy-5-methyl-, (1aS-(1aalpha,8beta,8aalpha,8balpha))- (9CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Bacterial Toxins

Description

Red-violet solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Mitomycins are antitumor antibiotics made by Streptomyces caespitosus (griseovinaceseus); Mitomycin C is used as an antineoplastic drug; [Merck Index] Mitomycins: Used as DNA alkylating/cross-linking agents; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Mitomycin C"; [HSDB] See "Mitomycin C."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.12E-9 mm Hg

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