Agent Name

4-(N-Nitrosomethylamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone

Alternative Name

NNK

CAS Number

64091-91-4

Formula

C10-H13-N3-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

NNK; 1-Butanone, 4-(methylnitrosoamino)-1-(3-pyridinyl)-; 4-(Methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone; 4-(N-Methyl-N-nitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone; 4-(N-Nitroso-N-methylamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone; 4-(Nitrosoamino-N-methyl)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone; 4-Methylnitrosoamino-1-(3-pyridinyl)-1-butanone; N-Methyl-N-nitroso-4-oxo-4-(3-pyridyl)butyl amine; 4-(Methyl-N-nitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone; Ketone, 3-pyridyl 3-(N-methyl-N-nitrosamino)propyl; NNK (carcinogen); [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Nitrosamines

Description

Pale yellow solid; [CAMEO] White solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

A constituent of tobacco smoke; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

"Symptoms of exposure to this compound include nausea, vomiting, airway obstruction and/or increased mucous secretion in the lungs." [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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