Agent Name

2,4,6-Trimethylaniline

CAS Number

88-05-1

Formula

C9-H13-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Amino-2,4,6-trimethylbenzen [Czech]; 2,4,6-Trimethylbenzenamine; 2-Amino-1,3,5-trimethylbenzene; 2-Aminomesitylene; Aminomesitylene; Aniline, 2,4,6-trimethyl-; Benzenamine, 2,4,6-trimethyl-; Mesidin; Mesidin [Czech]; Mesidine; Mesitylamine; Mesitylene, 2-amino-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Liquid; [HSDB] Rose colored liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in dyes; [HSDB]

Comments

Irritating to skin; Severely irritating to eyes; Oral LD50 (rat) = 743 mg/kg; Causes liver injury in high-dose animal experiments; [HSDB] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include lacrimation, toxic hepatitis, and methemoglobinemia; [MSDSonline] See "2,4,5-Trimethylaniline."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.06 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 290 mg/m3/2h

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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