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Cyanogen Quickview (CASRN 460-19-5)

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Status of Data for Cyanogen

File First On-Line: 01/31/1987; Last Significant Revision: 09/28/2010

Category (section)
Status
Last Revised
Oral RfD Assessment On-line 09/28/2010
Inhalation RfC Assessment No data
Carcinogenicity Assessment No data
Synonyms
  • 460-19-5
  • Cyanogene
  • Dicyan
  • Nitriloacetonitrile
  • Oxalic nitrile
  • Oxalyl cyanide
  • Prussite
  • Carbon nitride
  • Oxalic acid dinitrile
  • RCRA Waste Number p031
  • Cyanogen
  • UN 1026
Revision History
Date Section Description
09/28/2010 I.A. Updated RfD with data from Hydrogen Cyanide and Cyanide Salts Assessment
Chronic Health Hazard Assessments for Noncarcinogenic Effects

Reference Dose for Chronic Oral Exposure (RfD)

Critical Effect
Point of Departure*
UF RfD
: x10 1 x10-3 mg/kg-day

* The Point of Departure listed serves as a basis from which the Oral RfD was derived. See Discussion of Conversion Factors and Assumptions for more details.


Note: The RfD for Cyanogen was calculated using toxicological data for CN-. Please see Toxicological Review of Hydrogen Cyanide and Cyanide Salts (PDF)(154 Pages, 905K, about PDF)

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Reference Concentration for Chronic Inhalation Exposure (RfC)

Not Assessed under the IRIS Program.

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Carcinogenicity Assessment for Lifetime Exposure

Quantitative Estimate of Carcinogenic Risk from Oral Exposure

  • Not Assessed under the IRIS Program.

Quantitative Estimate of Carcinogenic Risk from Inhalation Exposure

  • Not Assessed under the IRIS Program.

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