Agent Name

o-Phenetidine

CAS Number

94-70-2

Formula

C8-H11-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Amino-2-ethoxybenzene; 2-Aminophenetole; 2-Ethoxyaniline; 2-Ethoxybenzenamine; 2-Ethoxyphenylamine; o-Aminophenetole; o-Ethoxyaniline; Benzenamine, 2-ethoxy-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Aminoethoxybenzene; o-Aminophenol, ethyl ester; [CAMEO] UN2311

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Oily liquid; Rapidly turned brown by light and air; [Merck Index] Reddish-brown oily liquid; [CAMEO] Clear dark red liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make dyes; [Merck Index] Used to make fine chemicals; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Toxic (vapor is also hazardous); Can be absorbed through skin; [Merck Index] Liquid or vapor may cause skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritation; Other symptoms may include cyanosis, headache, drowsiness, vomiting, alimentary tract irritation, and nephritis; [NTP] May induce methemoglobinemia; Harmful by ingestion; Toxic by inhalation and skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "p-Phenetidine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Phenetidines."

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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