Agent Name

2,2'-Dimorpholinodiethyl ether

CAS Number

6425-39-4

Formula

C12-H24-N2-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4,4'-(Oxydiethylene)bis(morpholine); Bis(morpholinoethyl)ether; Dimorpholinodiethyl ether; Morpholine, 4,4'-(oxydiethylene)di-; Morpholine, 4,4'-(oxydi-2,1-ethanediyl)bis-; [ChemIDplus] Lupragen N 106; 2,2'-Dimorpholinodiethylether; DMDEE; [BASF MSDS] DABCO DMDEE catalyst; [Air Products MSDS] JCDMDEE; JEFFCAT DMDEE; [Huntsman Petrochemical MSDS]

Category

Other Nitrogen Compounds

Description

Straw yellow viscous liquid; [NTP] Colorless to yellowish liquid with an odor of amines; [BASF MSDS] Fishy odor; [Air Products MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a blowing agent in the production of flexible, molded, and moisture-cured foams and coatings; Also used in hot melt adhesives; [NTP]

Comments

JEFFCAT catalysts (including 2,2'-Dimorpholinodiethyl ether) are toxic by ingestion and skin application, may be corrosive to skin and eyes, and may cause skin sensitization; [NTP] No results when searching by CAS # and ("dermatitis" or "allergic"); [PubMed] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [BASF MSDS] May cause burns; May cause delayed lung injury after inhalation; [Air Products MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.17 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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