any derivative of carbamic acid having the formula CH 2 NO 2 R.
Also called ethyl carbamate, ethyl urethane.a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 3 H 7 NO 2 : used chiefly as a solvent, in organic synthesis, as a fungicide and pesticide, and formerly in cancer treatment.
urethane (yr'ĭ-thān') also urethan (yr'ĭ-thān')
A colorless or white crystalline compound used in organic synthesis. Formerly it was also used to relieve symptoms associated with leukemia. Also called ethyl carbamate. Chemical formula:C3H7NO2.