Agent Name

Tri-n-propylamine

Alternative Name

Tripropylamine

CAS Number

102-69-2

Formula

C9-H21-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Tripropylamine; Tripropylammonium; 1-Propanamine, N,N-dipropyl-; Propyldi-n-propylamine; [ChemIDplus] N,N-Dipropyl-1-propanamine; N,N-Dipropylpropanamine; Tripropilamina (Spanish DOT); [CAMEO] UN2260

Category

Amines, Aliphatic

Description

Colorless liquid with an odor of amines; [HSDB] Colorless to slightly yellow liquid; [NTP]

Sources/Uses

Used to synthesize carbon nanotubes for research purposes; [HSDB] Used as a solvent; [CAMEO]

Comments

Corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] Can irritate the eyes, nose and throat; [CAMEO] High vapor concentrations can cause a mild smarting of eyes and respiratory tract; May cause reddening of skin if spilled on clothes not removed; [CHRIS] Corrosive to skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and upper respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause coughing, chest pains, and difficulty breathing; [NTP] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.51 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 5,100 mg/m3/4hr

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 41 deg C; [HSDB]

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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