Agent Name

Tetrabutylammonium cyanide

CAS Number

10442-39-4

Formula

C16-H36-N.C-N

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

1-Butanaminium, N,N,N-tributyl-, cyanide (1:1); [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Cyanides

Description

Slightly beige crystalline solid; Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Comments

An irritant; Readily absorbed through skin; Targets CNS, blood, lungs, thyroid, and cardiovascular system; May cause cyanosis and CNS depression; [MSDSonline] See "CYANIDES."

Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

5 mg/m3, as CN

MAK

2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as CN

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3, as CN

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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