Agent Name

N-Nitroso-N-methylurethane

CAS Number

615-53-2

Formula

C4-H8-N2-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Carbamic acid, N-methyl-N-nitroso-, ethyl ester; Carbamic acid, methylnitroso-, ethyl ester; Ethyl N-methylnitrosocarbamate; Ethyl ester of methylnitroso-carbamic acid; Ethylester kyseliny N-methyl-N-nitrosokarbaminove [Czech]; MNUN; Methyl-N-nitrosourethane; Methylnitrosourethan [German]; Methylnitrosourethane; N-Methyl-N-nitroso-urethane; N-Methyl-N-nitrosocarbamic acid, ethyl ester; N-Methyl-N-nitrosoethylcarbamate; N-Nitrosomethylurethane; NM-Urethan; NMU; NMUT; Nitrosomethylurethan [German]; Nitrosomethylurethane; NM-urethane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitrosamines

Description

Yellow to pink liquid with a sweet odor; [HSDB] Solid; [CAMEO] Orange liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a research chemical; Formerly used to synthesize diazomethane in the laboratory; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong eye and respiratory tract irritant; May cause blistering on skin contact; Emergency treatment: Irritants; [HSDB] Causes skin inflammation and occasionally, blistering; Toxic if ingested or inhaled; [TCI America MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.18 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (mice) = 600 mg/m3/min

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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