Agent Name

N,N-Dimethyl-p-toluidine

CAS Number

99-97-8

Formula

C9-H13-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Benzenamine, N,N,4-trimethyl-; Dimethyl-p-toluidine; Dimetil-p-toluidina [Italian]; N,N,4-Trimethylaniline; N,N-Dimethyl-4-methylaniline; N,N-Dimethyl-p-toluidine; N,N-Dimethyl-p-tolylamine; p,N,N-Trimethylaniline; p-(Dimethylamino)toluene; p-Methyl-N,N-dimethylaniline; [ChemIDplus] UN 2810

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Clear colorless liquid with an aromatic odor. [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to accelerate polymerization of ethyl methacrylate; Used in artificial nail application; [Olson, p. 702]

Comments

Can induce methemoglobinemia; [ICSC] See "Carcinogenicity of some industrial chemicals," Volume 115. [IARC, News Release, 23 February 2016]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

0.5 ppm

Vapor Pressure

0.17 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1400 mg/m3/4h

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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Processes

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