Agent Name

Polyacrylonitrile

CAS Number

25014-41-9

Formula

(C3-H3-N)x-

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

ACL 1050; ACP 1010; Acrylonitrile homopolymer; Acrylonitrile polymer; Barex 1000; Barex 1000S; Barex 2090; Barex 210 Resin; Barex 3000N; Barex 4205; Biospal 1200S; Biospal 1800S; Bulana; CMF-DY 010; CMF-DY 040; CS Ultrafilter; DP 10000; Dralon T; High Toron BX; Hypan HN 85; KCV 3010; MBR 500; Microsphere F 80E; Microza KCV 3010; PAN (VAN); PAN (polymer); PAN 1514; PAN 17DX; PAN 200; PAN 20CX2; PAN 70; PAN 7A; PAN-A 425; PAN-CX2; Parex 4205; Poly(acrylonitrile), fibers; Polynac; Romarcril FR; SEPA RG 03; Solrox; Stork 3010; Stork 5010; T 75; T 75 (acrylic polymer); Taftic A 20; Taftic AM; Taftic B; Taftic CB; 2-Propenenitrile, homopolymer; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polymers

Description

White fiber; [HSDB] White powder extruded into noodles; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used for indoor and outdoor furniture, rugs, knitwear, apparel (usually blended with other fibers), synthetic textile prostheses, and anode bags in electroplating; [HSDB] Used to make various synthetic fibers and resins; [Hawley]

Comments

In oral lethal dose studies, causes changes in liver weight; Oral LD (rat) >3000 mg/kg; [HSDB] Contains very little acrylonitrile monomer (average of 10 ppm with a maximum of 26 ppm); Not irritating to skin or eyes, nor a skin sensitizer based on animal studies; Effects in high-dose animal studies include fatty liver and changes in kidneys and thyroid; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 25,000 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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