Acrylonitrile: health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information on acrylonitrile (2-propenenitrile; cyanoethylene; vinyl cyanide) for use in responding to chemical incidents.


Acrylonitrile: incident management

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These documents provide information on the health effects of exposure to acrylonitrile, the chemical’s toxicity, and how to respond to an accident involving acrylonitrile.

On 25 March 2024, format updates were made to Acrylonitrile: general information and Acrylonitrile: toxicological overview. No significant changes were made to the content.

Published 1 July 2014
Last updated 25 April 2024 + show all updates
  1. On 25 March 2024, the format of this page was updated. No significant changes were made to the content.

  2. Updated the general information, toxicological overview and incident management documents.

  3. Updated general information document.

  4. Updated incident management.

  5. First published.