Agent Name

Octadecanonitrile

CAS Number

638-65-3

Formula

C18-H35-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Cyanoheptadecane; Heptadecyl cyanide; Nitril kyseliny stearove [Czech]; Octadecanenitrile; Octadecanoic acid, nitrile; Oktadekannitril [Czech]; Stearinsaeurenitril [German]; Stearonitrile; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitriles

Description

Solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as chemical intermediate for fatty amines and derivatives; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Isobutyronitrile"; Isobutyronitrile releases cyanide after absorption into the body; Causes liver injury in animal studies; [HSDB] Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) > 10 gm/kg; [RTECS] Harmful by inhalation, skin absorption, and ingestion; May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "NITRILES."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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