Agent Name

4-Dimethylaminopyridine

Alternative Name

DMAP

CAS Number

1122-58-3

Formula

C7-H10-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4-(Dimethylamino)pyridine; 4-Pyridinamine, N,N-dimethyl-; N,N-Dimethyl-4-pyridinamine; gamma-(Dimethylamino)pyridine; p-Dimethylaminopyridine; N,N-Dimethylpyridin-4-amine; Pyridine, 4-(dimethylamino)-; [ChemIDplus] DMAP; [Merck Index]

Category

Pyridines

Description

Colorless solid; [Merck Index] Beige crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A catalyst used in organic syntheses; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; Highly toxic by skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "4-Aminopyridine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1 mm Hg

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