Agent Name

1,3-Dimethylurea

CAS Number

96-31-1

Formula

C3-H8-N2-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

DMU; N,N'-Dimethylharnstoff [German]; N,N'-Dimethylurea; Symmetric dimethylurea; sym-Dimethylurea; Urea, 1,3-dimethyl-; Urea, N,N'-dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Urea Compounds

Description

Colorless solid; [Hawley] Sheet; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] Colorless powder; [Reference #1]

Sources/Uses

Used in pharmaceutical manufacturing; [Hawley] Used as an intermediate to make caffeine, pharmachemicals, textile aids, herbicides, paints, and cleaning products; [Reference #1]

Comments

No evidence of mutagenicity; [HSDB] Not irritating to skin or eyes of rabbits; [IUCLID] An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] Causes tremor, cyanosis, and respiratory depression in intraperitoneal lethal-dose study of rats; [RTECS]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: 1,3-Dimethylurea - 2003

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.54 mm Hg

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