Agent Name

p-Dimethylaminobenzaldehyde

CAS Number

100-10-7

Formula

C9-H11-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4-(Dimethylamino)benzaldehyde; 4-Dimethylaminobenzenecarbonal; Ehrlich's reagent; N,N-Dimethyl-p-aminobenzaldehyde; Reagens ehrlichovo [Czech]; p-(Dimethylamino)benzaldehyde; p-(N,N-Dimethylamino)benzaldehyde; p-Formyl-N,N-dimethylaniline; p-Formyldimethylaniline; 4-Dimethylaminobenzaldehyde; Benzaldehyde, 4-(dimethylamino)-; Benzaldehyde, p-(dimethylamino)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)

Description

Solid; Unless extremely pure is lemon-colored possibly turning pink on light exposure; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; May be discolored by light and air; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent and to make dyes; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes general anesthesia, somnolence, and ataxia in oral and intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Benzaldehyde" and "N,N-Dimethyl-p-toluidine."

Adverse Effects
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