Agent Name

2-Ethylhexylamine

CAS Number

104-75-6

Formula

C8-H19-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Amino-2-ethylhexan [Czech]; 2-Ethylhexanamine; 2-Ethyl hexylamine; beta-Ethylhexylamine; 1-Hexanamine, 2-ethyl-; Hexylamine, 2-ethyl-; [ChemIDplus] 1-Amino-2-ethylhexane; 2-Ethyl-1-aminohexane; 2-Ethyl-1-hexanamine; 2-Ethyl-1-hexylamine; 2-Etilhexamina (Spanish DOT); Ethyl hexylamine; Ethyl-2-hexylamine (French DOT); [CAMEO] UN2276

Category

Amines, Aliphatic

Description

Colorless liquid with a fishy odor; [CAMEO] Colorless or light yellow liquid with an odor of amines; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make pharmaceuticals and other chemicals; [CAMEO] Used to make detergents, rubber chemicals, oil additives, and insecticides; [NTP]

Comments

A severe eye and moderate to severe skin irritant; [RTECS] Highly irritating to skin and eyes; [CAMEO] A severe skin and eye irritant, with second-degree burns possible after a few minutes contact; High vapor concentrations cause respiratory tract and lung irritation, and may cause corneal edema; [CHRIS] A severe skin and mucous membrane irritant; [NTP] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Highly toxic by inhalation; Toxic by ingestion and skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "N-Ethyl cyclohexylamine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.2 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 125 ppm/4hr

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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