Methyl Isocyanate

Methyl Isocyanate (C2H3NO) is a colorless liquid, polymerizable, water-reactive, lachrymatory, flammable. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Methyl Isocyanate. Please review our fire rated products: FIRELoc, SUPERLoc, DRUMLoc

Methyl Isocyanate Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flash point less than 20°F.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant, approved flammables storage buildings, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details: Water, oxidizers, acids, alkalis, amines, iron, tin, copper [Note: Usually contains inhibitors to prevent polymerization.]
  • Description: Methyl isocyanate is an organic compound with the molecular formula CH3NCO. Synonyms are isocyanatomethane, methyl carbylamine, and MIC. Methyl isocyanate is an intermediate chemical in the production of carbamate pesticides.
  • Classification: N/A
  • Brand Name: n/a

Methyl Isocyanate Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C2H3NO 923.00 kg/m³ 103.°F (39.°C) Methyl isocyanate 57.051 g/mol Water -4°F (-4°C)

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