Agent Name

Dimethylamine hydrochloride

CAS Number

506-59-2

Formula

C2-H7-N.Cl-H

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Dimethylammonium chloride; Hydrochloric acid dimethylamine; N-Methylmethanamine hydrochloride; Dimethylamine, hydrochloride; Methanamine, N-methyl-, hydrochloride; Methanamine, N-methyl-, hydrochloride (1:1); [ChemIDplus] N-Methylmethanaminium chloride; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Category

Amines, Aliphatic

Description

Deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] White to off-white odorless solid; Hygroscopic; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a rubber accelerator and in leather tanning; Also used to make detergents and as a boll weevil attractant; [Merck Index] Used as a catalyst for polymerization reactions, epoxy monomer for paints-coatings-thinners and polymers, to make fine and large scale chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides, and in electricity-steam-gas-water supply and sewage treatment; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

An irritant; Possible reproductive and fetal toxicant, based on animal studies; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Dimethylamine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000435 mm Hg

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