Agent Name

1,2-Dimethylhydrazine dihydrochloride

CAS Number

306-37-6

Formula

C2-H8-N2.2Cl-H

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,2-Dimethylhydrazine hydrochloride; 1,2-Dimethylhydrazinium dichloride; Dimethylhydrazinium dichloride; N,N'-Dimethylhydrazine dihydrochloride; sym-Dimethylhydrazine dihydrochloride; Hydrazine, 1,2-dimethyl-, dihydrochloride; Hydrazine, 1,2-dimethyl-, hydrochloride (1:2); [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Hydrazines

Description

White crystalline solid with fishy or ammonia-like odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

"A DNA alkylating agent that has been shown to be a potent carcinogen and is widely used to induce colon tumors in experimental animals." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Toxic to kidneys, liver, and blood; [CAMEO] Toxic by ingestion; A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May damage the liver; [MSDSonline] See "1,2-Dimethylhydrazine."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 167-169 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Probable Carcinogen

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