Agent Name

2-Butenenitrile

Alternative Name

Crotononitrile

CAS Number

4786-20-3

Formula

C4-H5-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Crotononitrile; 1-Cyanopropene; 1-Propenyl cyanide; Crotonic nitrile; Crotonique nitrile [French]; Crotonitrile; Crotonnitrile; beta-Methylacrylonitrile; [ChemIDplus] UN2924

Category

Nitriles

Description

Soluble in water (25 g/L at 25 deg C); [ChemIDplus] Slightly yellow clear liquid; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Causes lacrimation and may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema after inhalation of high concentrations; May cause liver injury; [MSDSonline] See "NITRILES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

32 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 16 deg C; [MSDSonline] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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