Agent Name

Tetrakis(dimethylamino)ethylene

CAS Number

996-70-3

Formula

C10-H24-N4

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,1,2,2-Ethenetetramine, N1,N1,N1',N1',N2,N2,N2',N2'-octamethyl-; Ethenetetramine, octamethyl-; N,N',N'',N'''-Tetramethylethylenediylidenetetraamine; [ChemIDplus] N1,N1,N'1,N'1,N2,N2,N'2,N'2-Octamethyl-1,1,2,2-ethenetetramine; TDAE; Tetrakis(dimethylamino)ethene; [Merck Index] Octamethylethylenetetramine; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN2734

Category

Amines, Aliphatic

Description

Light green liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used to reduce organofluorine compounds and to detect light from gas scintillation proportional counters; [Merck Index]

Comments

Corrosive; [Merck Index] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Amines, liquid, corrosive, flammable, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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