Agent Name

Tetraethylenepentamine

CAS Number

112-57-2

Formula

C8-H23-N5

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,11-Diamino-3,6,9-triazaundecane; 1,2-Ethanediamine, N-(2-aminoethyl)-N'-(2-((2-aminoethyl)amino)ethyl)-; 1,4,7,10,13-Pentaazatridecane; 3,6,9-Triazaundecane-1,11-diamine; DEH 26; N-(2-Aminoethyl)-N-(2-((2-aminoethyl)amino)ethyl-1,2-ethanediamine); Tetraethylene pentamine; Tetraethylenepentamine; Tetraethylpentylamine; Tetren; [ChemIDplus] UN2320

Category

Amines, Aliphatic

Description

Yellow viscous, hygroscopic liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used to make oil and fuel additives, paints, and asphalt adhesives; [INCHEM] Used as an epoxy resin hardener; [Reference #1] Used as a solvent for acid gases, resins, and dyes; Also used as a chemical intermediate and in paper manufacturing; [AIHA]

Comments

Highly irritating to eyes and skin; [HSDB] May cause skin sensitization and asthma after prolonged contact; [CAMEO] Corrosive to eyes and skin; A skin sensitizer; [CHEMINFO] Inhalation of high concentrations may cause pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; [MSDSonline] Danger of cutaneous absorption; A potential skin sensitizer; Occupational asthma not mentioned under "Human Use and Experience"; [AIHA]

Reference Link

Occupational epoxy dermatitis with patch test reac...[Contact Dermatitis. 1998] - PubMed Result

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

5 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

8.0E-7 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.1 mg/m3

Lethal Concentration

LC50 > 9.9 ppm/8h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 163 deg C; [HSDB] Odor threshold low from CHEMINFO;

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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