Agent Name

Tetraethylammonium chloride

CAS Number

56-34-8

Formula

C8-H20-N.Cl

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ammonium, tetraethyl-, chloride; Ethanaminium, N,N,N-triethyl-, chloride; Etamon chloride; N,N,N-Triethylethanaminium chloride; TEA chloride; TEAC; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Quaternary Amines

Description

Deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] Colorless or light yellow hygroscopic crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst (dehydrogenation and polymerization) and electrolyte (membrane transport studies); [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes somnolence, tremor, and muscle weakness in oral, intraperitoneal, and intramuscular lethal-dose studies of mice and rats; Human intravenous injection of 5 mg/kg causes paresthesias, mydriasis, and ptosis; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; Targets the heart and CNS; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Tetraethylammonium bromide."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.08E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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