Physical properties[change | change source]
Methyl isocyanate is a colourless, poisonous and flammable liquid. It is soluble in water.
Hazards[change | change source]
Methyl isocyanate is extremely toxic by inhalation, ingestion and contact in quantities as low as 0.4 ppm.
Exposure symptoms include coughing, chest pain, asthma, shortness of breath and skin damage.