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Toxic Substance

    What are Hydrazines?

    CAS#: Hydrazine 000302-01-2 1,1-Dimethylhydrazine 000057-14-7 1,2-Dimethylhydrazine 000540-73-8

    Hydrazines are clear, colorless liquids with an ammonia-like odor. There are many kinds of hydrazine compounds, including hydrazine, 1,1-dimethylhydrazine, and 1,2-dimethylhydrazine. Small amounts of hydrazine occur naturally in plants. Most hydrazines are manufactured for use as rocket propellants and fuels, boiler water treatments, chemical reactants, medicines, and in cancer research. Hydrazines are highly reactive and easily catch fire.

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    • CERCLA Priority List of Hazardous Substance
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    • Interaction Profile
      Succintly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects information for mixtures of hazardous substances.
    • Minimal Risk Level (MRL)
      Estimate of the daily human exposure to a hazardous substance that is likely to be without appreciable risk of adverse noncancer health effects over a specified duration of exposure.
    • Public Health Statement
      Summary about a hazardous substance taken from Chapter One of its respective ATSDR Toxicological Profile.
    • ToxFAQ
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    • Toxicological Profile
      Succinctly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects information for a hazardous substance.
This page was updated on 07/31/2008