N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone

IUPAC Name: 1-methylpyrrolidin-2-one

Source: Used as a solvent and surfactant in industrial processes and manufacturing. It is also commonly used in organic synthesis.

Summary: N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone is an organic compound used as a solvent and surfactant. It is also used in organic synthesis and has been used as a cleaner for electronics. It exists as a colorless liquid at room temperature and has a density of 1.027 g/mL at 25 C. A Koc value of 4.6 indicates very high mobility within soil that may lead to leaching to groundwater. Biodegradation is expected to be the major method of natural removal in water and soil.

GHS Hazard Statement: H227, H315, H319, H335, H336, H360, H360D, H361, H372, H373, GHS07, GHS08