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Substance Name: Cyanamide [JAN]
RN: 420-04-2
UNII: 21CP7826LC
InChIKey: XZMCDFZZKTWFGF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Note

  • A cyanide compound which has been used as a fertilizer, defoliant and in many manufacturing processes. It often occurs as the calcium salt, sometimes also referred to as cyanamide. The citrated calcium salt is used in the treatment of alcoholism.

Molecular Formula

  • C-H2-N2

Molecular Weight

  • 42.0408
 

Classification Codes

Classification Codes

  • Agricultural Chemical
  • Drug / Therapeutic Agent
  • Growth Regulator / Fertilizer
  • Herbicide
  • Plant Growth Regulator
  • Reproductive Effect

Superlist Classification Code

  • TWA 2 mg/m3

Names and Synonyms

Results Name

  • Cyanamide [JAN]

Name of Substance

  • Cyanamide
  • Cyanamide [JAN]

MeSH Heading

  • Cyanamide

Synonyms

  • 4-03-00-00145 (Beilstein Handbook Reference)
  • Alzogur
  • Amidocyanogen
  • BRN 1732569
  • Carbamonitrile
  • Carbimide
  • Caswell No. 485A
  • Cyanamide
  • Cyanoamine
  • Cyanogen nitride
  • Cyanogenamide
  • Deurbraak
  • Dormex
  • EC 206-992-3
  • EINECS 206-992-3
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 014002
  • HSDB 1550
  • Hydrogen cyanamide
  • N-Cyanoamine
  • NSC 24133
  • TsAKS
  • UNII-21CP7826LC
  • USAF EK-1995

Systematic Name

  • Cyanamide

Superlist Name

  • Cyanamide

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 420-04-2

FDA UNII

  • 21CP7826LC

Other Registry Numbers

  • 32729-71-8
  • 65931-45-5

Related Registry Number

  • 156-62-7 (calcium salt (1:1))

System Generated Number

  • 0000420042

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/CH2N2/c2-1-3/h2H2

InChIKey

XZMCDFZZKTWFGF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Smiles

C(N)#N

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
cat LD50 oral 100mg/kg (100mg/kg)   "Toxicometric Parameters of Industrial Toxic Chemicals Under Single Exposure," Izmerov, N.F., et al., Moscow, Centre of International Projects, GKNT, 1982Vol. -, Pg. 40, 1982.
mouse LD50 intraperitoneal 200mg/kg (200mg/kg)   National Technical Information Service. Vol. AD277-689,
mouse LD50 oral 388mg/kg (388mg/kg)   "Toxicometric Parameters of Industrial Toxic Chemicals Under Single Exposure," Izmerov, N.F., et al., Moscow, Centre of International Projects, GKNT, 1982Vol. -, Pg. 40, 1982.
rabbit LD50 oral 150mg/kg (150mg/kg)   "Toxicometric Parameters of Industrial Toxic Chemicals Under Single Exposure," Izmerov, N.F., et al., Moscow, Centre of International Projects, GKNT, 1982Vol. -, Pg. 40, 1982.
rabbit LD50 skin 590mg/kg (590mg/kg)   "Toxicology of Drugs and Chemicals," Deichmann, W.B., New York, Academic Press, Inc., 1969Vol. -, Pg. 190, 1969.
rat LCLo inhalation 86mg/m3/4H (86mg/m3)   "Toxicometric Parameters of Industrial Toxic Chemicals Under Single Exposure," Izmerov, N.F., et al., Moscow, Centre of International Projects, GKNT, 1982Vol. -, Pg. 40, 1982.
rat LD50 intravenous 56mg/kg (56mg/kg)   "Toxicometric Parameters of Industrial Toxic Chemicals Under Single Exposure," Izmerov, N.F., et al., Moscow, Centre of International Projects, GKNT, 1982Vol. -, Pg. 40, 1982.
rat LD50 oral 125mg/kg (125mg/kg)   "Merck Index; an Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals", 11th ed., Rahway, NJ 07065, Merck & Co., Inc. 1989Vol. 11, Pg. 418, 1989.
rat LD50 skin 84mg/kg (84mg/kg)   "Toxicometric Parameters of Industrial Toxic Chemicals Under Single Exposure," Izmerov, N.F., et al., Moscow, Centre of International Projects, GKNT, 1982Vol. -, Pg. 40, 1982.
rat LD50 unreported 280mg/kg (280mg/kg)   "Toxicology of Drugs and Chemicals," Deichmann, W.B., New York, Academic Press, Inc., 1969Vol. -, Pg. 190, 1969.
rat LDLo intraperitoneal 200mg/kg (200mg/kg) BEHAVIORAL: COMA

SENSE ORGANS AND SPECIAL SENSES: MIOSIS (PUPILLARY CONSTRICTION): EYE

GASTROINTESTINAL: CHANGES IN STRUCTURE OR FUNCTION OF SALIVARY GLANDS
Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Vol. 54, Pg. 254, 1943.

Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
Melting Point 44 deg C   EXP
pKa Dissociation Constant 1.03 (none) 25 EXP
log P (octanol-water) -0.82 (none)   EXP
Water Solubility 5.00E+05 mg/L 25 EXP
Vapor Pressure 0.00375 mm Hg 20 EXP
Henry's Law Constant 2.59E-10 atm-m3/mole 25 EST
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant 2.00E-11 cm3/molecule-sec 25 EST

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