Agent Name

N-Nitrosopyrrolidine

Alternative Name

NPYR

CAS Number

930-55-2

Formula

C4-H8-N2-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

NPYR; 1-Nitrosopyrrolidine; 1-Pyrrolidinamine, N-nitroso-; N-Nitrosopyrrolidin [German]; N-PYR; Nitrosopyrrolidine; NO-PYR; Pyrrole, tetrahydro-N-nitroso-; Pyrrolidine, 1-nitroso-; NPYR; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitrosamines

Description

Yellow liquid; [Merck Index] Deep yellow-green clear liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a research chemical; [HSDB] Present in food products and tobacco smoke; [Merck Index]

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 injury to liver, lungs, and blood in high-dose animal studies; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.06 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash Point = 181 deg F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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