Methyl Isocyanate

CAS RN: 624-83-9

Major Uses

Intermediate
In organic synthesis; in manufacture of carbamate pesticides.
Chemical intermediate in syntheses particularly of insecticides and herbicides.
Methyl isocyanate ... is used in industry primarily as a chemical intermediate in the production of a wide variety of insecticides and herbicides and to a lesser extent in the production of polyurethane foams and plastics. Methyl isocyanate is reacted with 1-naphthol to produce the carbamate insecticide carbaryl and with -methylthioisobutyrladoxime in the industrial synthesis of aldicarb.
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