N-Nitrosodiethylamine

IUPAC Name: N,N-diethylnitrous amide

Source: Used as a chemical in laboratory experiments to induce tumors in animals.

Summary: N-Nitrosodiethylamine is a member of the N-nitrosoamines. The compound is used in laboratory research to induce tumors in animals. It is also used as an additive in gasoline and lubricants, and as a stabilizer in plastics. It also has antioxidant properties. The chemical has been measured in cigarette smoke. It exists as a yellow liquid at room temperature and is highly soluble in water at 106,000 mg/L at 24 C. It has a density of 0.9422 g/mL at 20 C. Upon decomposition it produces carbon/nitrogen oxides. A Koc value of 80 indicates high mobility in soil that may lead to leaching to groundwater. Volatilization and photolysis are expected to be the main methods of natural removal in water and soil.

GHS Hazard Statement: H301, H341, H350, GHS06, GHS08