Agent Name

tert-Butylamine

Alternative Name

2-Methyl-2-propanamine

CAS Number

75-64-9

Formula

C4-H11-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,1-Dimethylethanamine; 1,1-Dimethylethylamine; 2-Amino-2-methylpropane; 2-Aminoisobutane; 2-Methyl-2-aminopropane; 2-Methyl-2-propanamine; 2-Propanamine, 2-methyl-; Butylamine, tert; Butylamine, tertiary; CP 11093; Erbumine; Trimethylaminomethane; t-Butylamine; [ChemIDplus] UN1992

Category

Amines, Aliphatic

Description

Colorless liquid with an amine odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

Highly corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] High inhalation exposure may cause pulmonary edema; [HSDB] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

5 ppm

Vapor Pressure

372 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 3,800 mg/m3/4H

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = -8 deg C;

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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