Agent Name

Valeronitrile

Alternative Name

Pentanenitrile

CAS Number

110-59-8

Formula

C5-H9-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Butyl cyanide; 1-Cyanobutane; Butyl cyanide; n-Valeronitrile; Pentanenitrile; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Nitriles

Description

Clear colorless to yellow liquid; Slightly soluble in water; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] May be harmful after ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption; [CAMEO] See "NITRILES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.3 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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