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(Z)-pent-2-enenitrile (CAS N°25899-50-7) is a colourless to red blood liquid at ambient temperature. It decomposes under heating, above its boiling point.

The substance is less dense than water, with a significant solubility of about 11 g/L. It has volatility potential (V.O.C.). No surface activity and no bioaccumulation are anticipated.

With regard to physical hazards, it is classified as flammable.