Agent Name

Benzylamine

Alternative Name

alpha-Aminotoluene

CAS Number

100-46-9

Formula

C7-H9-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

(Aminomethyl)benzene; (Phenylmethyl)amine; Benzenemethanamine; Monobenzylamine; Moringine; Sumine 2005; Sumine 2006; alpha-Aminotoluene; [ChemIDplus] UN2735

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Colorless to light-yellow liquid with a strong ammonia odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

Corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] Inhalation of vapor can cause respiratory distress and cough; Effects on the eye include lacrimation and corneal edema associated with a perception of halos around lights; [CAMEO] A corrosive substance that can cause pulmonary edema; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.65 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 168 deg F;

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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