Agent Name

N-Nitrosomorpholine

Alternative Name

NMOR

CAS Number

59-89-2

Formula

C4-H8-N2-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4-Nitrosomorpholine; Morpholine, 4-nitroso-; Morpholine, N-nitroso-; N-Nitrosomorfolin [Czech]; N-Nitrosomorpholin [German]; NMOR; Nitrosomorpholine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitrosamines

Description

Yellow solid; mp = 29 deg C; [Merck Index] Crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for polyacrylonitrile and to synthesize n-aminomorpholine; Not commercially used in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

Danger of cutaneous absorption; MAC-2 (considered to be carcinogenic for man because sufficient data from long-term animal studies or limited evidence from animal studies substantiated by evidence from epidemiological studies indicate that it can make a significant contribution to cancer risk); [MAK] May cause irritation; Causes kidney, liver, and lung injury in high-dose animal studies; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.03 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (mice) = 1,000 mg/m3/10min

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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