Agent Name

Polyethyleneimine

CAS Number

9002-98-6

Formula

(C2-H5-N)x-

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

PEI-1000; PEI-1400; PEI-15; PEI-1500; PEI-1750; PEI-2500; PEI-275; PEI-30; PEI-45; PEI-7; PEI-700; Polyethylenimine 1000; Polyethylenimine 1400; Polyethylenimine 14000; Polyethylenimine 15; Polyethylenimine 1500; Polyethylenimine 1750; Polyethylenimine 2500; Polyethylenimine 275; Polyethylenimine 30; Polyethylenimine 45; Polyethylenimine 7; Polyethylenimine 700; Aziridine homopolymer; CF 218 (polymer); Dow PEI-18; Dow PEI-6; Dow PEI-600e; Epamine 150T; Epomine 1000; Epomine 150T; Epomine P 1000; Ethoxylated polyethylenimine, M.W. 60,000; Ethyleneimine, homopolymer; Ethylenimine resins; Ethylenimine, homopolymer; Everamine; Everamine 210T; Everamine 50T; Montrek 1000; Montrek 6; Montrek PEI 18; Montrek PEI 6; P 1000 (polyamine); P 1000 (VAN); PEI 1; PEI 100; PEI 1000; PEI 1120; PEI 12; PEI 18; PEI 2; PEI 400; PEI 6; PEI-600; Poly(ethylenimine); Polyethylenimine, M.W.1800; Polyethylenimine, M.W.600; Polymin; Polymin FL; Polymin P; Polymine P; Tydex 12; Aziridine, homopolymer; Ethylenimine, polymers (8CI); Polyethylenimine (10,000); Polyethylenimine (20,000); Polyethylenimine (35,000); Polyethylenimine (40,000); [ChemIDplus] Polyethyleneimine, branched, M.W. 600; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Polymers

Description

Pale yellow viscous liquid with an amine-like odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Strongly cationic polymer that binds to certain proteins; used as a marker in immunology, to precipitate and purify enzymes and lipids." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Oral LD50's (rat) range from 1,350 mg/kg (polyethylenimine (10,000)) to 2,300 mg/kg (polyethylenimine (35,000)); Causes changes in blood serum composition, changes in erythrocyte count, and effects on other enzymes in 7-week intermittent oral studies of rats; [RTECS] May causes irritation; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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