Agent Name

N-Methylpyrrole

CAS Number

96-54-8

Formula

C5-H7-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Methylpyrrole; 1H-Pyrrole, 1-methyl-; Pyrrole, 1-methyl-; Methylpyrrole; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Pyrroles

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley] Bright yellow liquid; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis; [Hawley]

Comments

Flammable liquid; [Hawley] A skin irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] Harmful if swallowed; LD50 (rats) = 1400 mg/kg; Rats inhaling saturated concentration at room temperature die after 1 hour; Severe mucosal irritation and narcosis were observed; [Ullmann]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

21.4 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = >5.6 mg/l/4H;

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, n.o.s." Boiling point = 112-113 deg C; Flash point = 16 deg C; [Ullmann]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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