N-Nitrosopyrrolidine

IUPAC Name: 1-Nitrosopyrrolidine

Source: Used as a tumor-inducing chemical on laboratory animals. Also found in wastewater and sewage discharge and is used in the production of rubber.

Summary: N-Nitrosopyrrolidine is a chemical used to induce tumors in experimental animals. It is also found in cigarette smoke, sewage and wastewater discharge, and is used in the production of rubber. It is a yellow liquid at room temperature and has a density of 1.085 g/mL. Koc values ranging from 6 – 92 indicate high mobility in soil that may cause leaching to groundwater. Photolysis in surface waters and soil is expected to be a major method of natural removal.

GHS Hazard Statement: H302, H351, GHS07, GHS08