Agent Name

Propylenediamine

Alternative Name

1,2-Diaminopropane

CAS Number

78-90-0

Formula

C3-H10-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2,3-Diaminopropane; 1,2-Propanediamine; 1,2-Propylenediamine; Propylene diamine; 1,2-Diaminopropane; [ChemIDplus] UN2258

Category

Amines, Aliphatic

Description

Extremely hygroscopic liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid with an ammoniacal odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used with cupric sulfate as reagent for mercury; [Merck Index] Used to make medicines, dyes, and rubber accelerators; Also used in electroplating and as analytical reagent; [NTP]

Comments

Corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] High inhalation exposure can cause pulmonary edema; [ICSC] Rapidly forms the hemihydrate on absorption of moisture; [Merck Index] Classifications in the EU: Causes severe burns; Harmful by ingestion and skin contact; [IUCLID]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

10.6 mm Hg

Reference Link

ICSC: Propylenediamine

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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