Agent Name

Hexylamine

CAS Number

111-26-2

Formula

C6-H15-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Aminohexane; 1-Hexylamine; Mono-n-hexylamine; n-Hexylamine; 1-Hexanamine; [ChemIDplus] UN2734

Category

Amines, Aliphatic

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC] Odor like amines; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate and associated with tobacco smoke; [NTP] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

A severe eye and skin irritant; [RTECS] Causes burns to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause pulmonary edema; Can be absorbed through skin; [ICSC] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; Toxic by ingestion and skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.99 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 500 ppm/4hr

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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