Agent Name

N,N,N',N'-Tetramethyl-1,3-butanediamine

CAS Number

97-84-7

Formula

C8-H20-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,3-Bis(dimethylamino)butane; 1,3-Diaminobutane, N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-; N,N,N',N'-Tetramethyl-1,3-diaminobutane; N,N,N1,N1-Tetramethyl-1,3-diaminobutane; NIAX catalyst TMBDA; Tetramethyl butanediamine; Tetramethylbutane-1,3-diamine; Tetramethylbutanediamine; 1,3-Butanediamine, N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-; 1,3-Butanediamine, N1,N1,N3,N3-tetramethyl-; N,N,N',N',1-Pentamethyltrimethylenediamine; [ChemIDplus] N,N,N',N''-Tetramethylbutane-1,3-diamine; N,N,N',N'-Tetramethyl-1,3-butanediamine; [CAMEO]

Category

Amines, Aliphatic

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst for polyurethane foams and epoxy resins; [NTP]

Comments

A moderate skin and eye irritant; Causes other changes of the liver, kidney, ureter, and bladder in dermal lethal-dose studies of rabbits; Causes other changes in lungs, thorax, or respiration in inhalation lethal-concentration studies of rats; Causes iritis, structural or functional changes in trachea or bronchi, and changes in tubules (including acute renal failure and necrosis) in 11-day intermittent inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritation; [NTP] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by ingestion and inhalation; Toxic by skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "N,N,N',N'-Tetramethyl-1,2-ethanediamine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.64 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 360 ppm/4hr

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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