Agent Name

N-Nitroso-N-ethylurea

CAS Number

759-73-9

Formula

C3-H7-N3-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Ethyl-1-nitrosomocovina [Czech]; 1-Ethyl-1-nitrosourea; AENH [German]; ANH [German]; Aethylnitroso-harnstoff [German]; Carbamide, N-ethyl-N-nitroso-; ENU; Ethyl nitrosourea; Ethylnitrosourea; N-Ethyl-N-nitrosourea; N-Ethyl-N-nitroso carbamide; N-Ethyl-N-nitroso-urea; N-Ethylnitrosourea; N-Nitrosoethylurea; NE-Urea; NEU; Nitrosoethylurea; Urea, 1-ethyl-1-nitroso-; Urea, N-ethyl-N-nitroso-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Nitrogen Compounds

Description

Pale buff-yellow solid; [Merck Index] Yellowish-pink or off-white solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as experimental mutagen, ethylating agent, and to synthesize diazoethane in the laboratory; No evidence of commercial production; [HSDB]

Comments

Mutagenic and to human cells; Evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals and their offspring; Teratogenic and embryotoxic; [HSDB] Causes adverse effects in pregnancy in animal experiments, but no human data; [REPROTOX] Sensitive to light and reacts with water; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Reproductive Toxin

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Probable Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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