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Health Hazard / Fire Diamond / NFPA 704
The present NFPA 704 info on this page shows a Health danger rating of "2" for MIC. That seems incredibly low - if the toxicity figures here are correct that it can kill in the ppm concentration range, then it should be a "4" for Health, similar to Hydrogen Cyanide, Carbon Monoxide, etc. Sbreheny (talk) 06:43, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Conflicting statements on Bhopal deaths
The main article on the Bhopal disaster mentions 3000 deaths "within weeks and another 8000" later. The beginning of this article says "nearly 8,000 people initially and approximately 17,000 people in total", and under "hazards" it says "immediately killing thousands and leading to the deaths of tens of thousands in subsequent weeks and months". Moreover, all these figures seem to come from a couple of books/essays by a Swedish doctor. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:28, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Pyridine and dimethylaniline are not tertiary amines
"The methyl isocyanate is obtained by treating the MCC with a tertiary amine (e. g.: dimethylaniline, pyridine)"
Dimethylaniline and pyridine are not tertiary amines. I dont´t know if methyl isocyanate is obtained with tertiary amines, anilines or pyridine so I will not change anything on article.
N,N-dimethylaniline is a tertiary amine. Pyridine is a cyclic amine with no hydrogen attached. The point here is that primary or secondary amines will not produce MIC in this reaction since such compounds will react with the MIC. Oldsci (talk) 03:00, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
What kind of pesticide?
Found in a young star system
Here's a Science article on methyl isocyanate being found in a very young star system: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/potential-building-block-life-found-very-young-star-system