IUPAC Name: N,N-dimethylnitrous amide
Source: Used as a chemical in laboratory experiments to induce tumors in animals. Also used as a solvent and forms as a byproduct in rubber and pesticides.
Summary: N-Nitrosodimethylamine is a chemical used to induce tumors in laboratory animals. It is a member of the N-nitrosoamines. It may be found as a byproduct of the creation of rubber and pesticides, and is also used as a solvent. It may also be a contaminant in cured meats. It is a yellow liquid at room temperature that is highly soluble in water. It has a density of 1.0048 g/mL at 20 C. It is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). N-Nitrosodimethylamine exists as a vapor in the atmosphere and has a half-life of 6.3 days. Koc values ranging from 68 – 118 predict high mobility within soil. Biodegradation, volatilization, and photodegradation are expected to be the major methods of natural removal in water and soil.
GHS Hazard Statement: H227, H300, H301, H315, H316, H319, H320, H330, H335, H340, H350, H361, H370, H372, H411, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09