Agent Name

N-Methyl-N-formylhydrazine

CAS Number

758-17-8

Formula

C2-H6-N2-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Methyl-1-formylhydrazide; 1-Methyl-1-formylhydrazine; 1-Methylformylhydrazine; 2-Methyl-2-formylhydrazine; Formic acid, 1-methylhydrazide; Formic acid, methylhydrazide; Hydrazine, 1-formyl-1-methyl-; Hydrazinecarboxaldehyde, 1-methyl-; MFH; Methylformylhydrazine; N-Formyl-N-methylhydrazine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Hydrazides

Sources/Uses

Found in the edible mushroom Gyromitra esculenta (false morel) and hydrolyzed to N-Methylhydrazine and formic acid; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Hydrazines"; Hydrazines can cause severe eye damage. They can cause seizures, liver injury, hemolysis, and delayed pulmonary edema. [HSDB] Oral LD50 (mouse) = 118 mg/kg; [RTECS]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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