Agent Name

Polyethylene polyamine

CAS Number

26913-06-4

Formula

(C2-H5-N)x

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Aziridine polymer, SRU; Corcat; Linear polyethylenimine; Polyethylenimin [Czech]; Polyethylenimine; Polyethylenimine, sru; Poly(imino(1,2-ethanediyl)); Poly(imino(1,2-ethanediyl)) (9CI); Poly(iminoethylene) (8CI); Polyethylene imine; [ChemIDplus] Poly(ethyleneimine); Polyethylene polyamines; Polyethyleneimine; [CAMEO]

Category

Polymers

Description

Yellow liquid with an odor of amines; [CAMEO] Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an immobilizing agent for enzyme preparations used in food processing and in food packaging materials; [JECFA]

Comments

Evidence of skin sensitization in guinea pigs using the maximization test; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] A mild eye irritant; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Ethyleneimine."

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