Agent Name

Benzathine

CAS Number

140-28-3

Formula

C16-H20-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,2-Bis(benzylamino)ethane; Benzatin; DBED; N,N'-Dibenzylethylenediamine; 1,2-Ethanediamine, N,N'-bis(phenylmethyl)-; 1,2-Ethanediamine, N1,N2-bis(phenylmethyl)-; Ethylenediamine, N,N'-dibenzyl-; [ChemIDplus] N1,N2-Bis(phenylmethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine; [Merck Index] UN2735

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Liquid; mp = 26 deg C; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; mp = 23-25 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make repository form of penicillins G and V; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes convulsions in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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