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General Description

  • Synonyms: Amidocyanogen, carbamonitrile, carbimide, carbodrimide, cyanoamine, cyanogen nitride hydrogen cyanamide
  • OSHA IMIS Code Number: 0782
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 420-04-2
  • NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: GS5950000; 27661
  • NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Cyanamide: chemical description, physical properties, potentially hazardous incompatibilities, and more
  • Chemical Description and Physical Properties:
    • molecular weight: 42.05
    • molecular formula: CH2N2

Exposure Limits

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 2 mg/m3 TWA

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 2 mg/m3 TWA

Health Factors

Health Effects: Irritation-Eye, Nose, Throat, Skin---Marked (HE14) Acute Toxicity (HE4)

Date Last Revised: 08/24/1992

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