Agent Name

Tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine

CAS Number

100-22-1

Formula

C10-H16-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,4-Benzenediamine, N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-; 1,4-Bis(dimethylamino)benzene; Benzene, 1,4-bis(dimethylamino)-; N,N,N',N'-Tetramethyl-p-fenylendiamin [Czech]; N,N,N',N'-Tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine; N,N,N,N-Tetramethyl-1,4-benzenediamine; TL 85; Wurster's Blue; Wurster's reagent; p-Bis(dimethylamino)benzene; 1,4-Benzenediamine, N1,N1,N4,N4-tetramethyl-; p-Phenylenediamine, N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-; [ChemIDplus] N,N,N,N-Tetramethyl-1,4-diaminobenzene; N,N,N,N-Tetramethyl-p-benzenediamine; Reagents, Wurster's; Tetramethyl-p-phenyldiamine; TMPD; TMPD (amine); TMPDA; TMPPD; [CAMEO]

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Drab green solid; [NTP] Grey powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent in analytical chemistry (in the hydrochloride form); [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes irritability and acute pulmonary edema in inhalation lethal-concentration studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation; Toxic by inhalation; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; Targets the kidney; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "N,N-Diethyl-p-phenylenediamine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.07 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (mouse) = 780 mg/m3/10min

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