Agent Name

Hexadecylamine

CAS Number

143-27-1

Formula

C16-H35-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Hexadecanamine; Palmityl amine; 1-Aminohexadecane; 1-Hexadecylamine; Alamine 6; Alamine 6D; Armeen 16D; Cetylamin [German]; Cetylamine; Hexyldecylamine; Monohexadecylamine; Nissan Amine PB; Palmitamine; Palmitylamine; n-Cetylamine; n-Hexadecylamine; [ChemIDplus] UN3259

Category

Amines, Aliphatic

Description

White waxy solid with an ammoniacal odor; [CAMEO] White crystalline solid with a weak odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

May cause skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritation; [CAMEO] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Decylamine."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Amines, solid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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