Agent Name

1,1,3,3-Tetramethylguanidine

CAS Number

80-70-6

Formula

C5-H13-N3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

N,N,N',N'-Tetramethylguanidine; Guanidine, 1,1,3,3-tetramethyl- (8CI); Guanidine, N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-; [ChemIDplus] TMG; [Merck Index] UN2920

Category

Other Nitrogen Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent in synthetic organic chemistry; [Merck Index]

Comments

Corrosive; [Merck Index] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Guanidine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.13 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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