Agent Name

Methyl nitrate

CAS Number

598-58-3

Formula

C-H3-N-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Methylester kyseliny dusicne [Czech]; Nitric acid, methyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitrates and Nitrites

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a rocket propellant; [Merck Index]

Comments

Severe explosion hazard when heated or shocked; May have narcotic effects; A strong tissue irritant; [Hawley] See "NITRATES and NITRITES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

180 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,275 ppm/4h

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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