Agent Name

Ethyl isocyanide

CAS Number

624-79-3

Formula

C3-H5-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ethyl isonitrile; Ethylcarbylamine; Ethylisokyanid [Czech]; Ethylkarbylamin [Czech]; Isocyanoethane; Carbylamine, ethyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Nitrogen Compounds

Description

The odor of isocyanides has been described as "'almost overpowering." "horrible," and "extremely distressing." [Wikipedia]

Sources/Uses

"An isocyanide (also called isonitrile or carbylamine) is an organic compound with the functional group -N=C. It is the isomer of the related cyanide (-C=N), hence the prefix iso. The organic fragment is connected to the isocyanide group via the nitrogen atom, not via the carbon." [Wikipedia] Isocyanides are isomers of nitriles that have powerful and repulsive odors; [Encyclopedia Britiannica]

Comments

See "Phenylisocyanide."

Reference Link

The reactions of haems with cyanides and isocyanides.

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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