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Hydrazines

CAS ID #: 302-01-2, 1-Dimethylhydrazine; 57-14-7 1, 2-Dimethylhydrazine

Affected Organ Systems: Dermal (Skin), Hepatic (Liver), Respiratory (From the Nose to the Lungs)

Cancer Classification: NTP: Reasonably Anticipated to be a Human Carcinogen

Chemical Classification: Volatile organic compounds

Summary: 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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