Tris(hydroxymethyl)nitromethane; 1,1,1-Tris(hydroxymethyl)nitromethane; 2-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-nitropropanediol; 2-Hydroxymethyl-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol; 2-Nitro-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol; Cimcool wafers; Isobutylglycerol, nitro-; Methane, trimethylolnitro-; Nitroisobutylglycerol; Nitrotris(hydroxymethyl)methane; Trihydroxymethylnitromethane; Trimethylolnitromethane; Tris nitro; [ChemIDplus]
White solid; [Hawley] Light yellow crystals; [MSDSonline]
Used as a general disinfectant, bactericide (circulating industrial water systems, cutting oils, secondary oil field recovery waters, and paper mills), and preservative (latex paints, polishes, non-protein glues, sizings, and detergents); Also used as a disinfectant in livestock and poultry farms; [HSDB]
Two cases of allergic contact dermatitis in machinists were reported. Oral LD50 (rat) = 1900 mg/kg; No adverse effects were reported in a 90-day subchronic dermal toxicity study of rats; [HSDB] A skin and mucous membrane irritant; [Merck Index] Decomposes to formaldehyde in warm, alkaline conditions; [EPA REDs] A skin and eye irritant; [Hawley] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Formaldehyde."
1.54E-06 mm Hg
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: