Agent Name

2-Methylaminoethanol

CAS Number

109-83-1

Formula

C3-H9-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

(2-Hydroxyethyl)methylamine; 2-(N-Methylamino)ethanol; 2-Hydroxy-N-methylethylamine; 2-N-Monomethylaminoethanol; Amietol M 11; Ethanol, 2-(methylamino)-; Methyl(2-hydroxyethyl)amine; Methyl(beta-hydroxyethyl)amine; Methylethanolamine; Methylethylolamine; Monomethyl-aminoaethanol [German]; Monomethylaminoethanol; Monomethylethanolamine; Monomethylmonoethanolamine; N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-N-methylamine; N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)methylamine; N-Methyl-2-aminoethanol; N-Methyl-2-ethanolamine; N-Methyl-2-hydroxyethylamine; N-Methyl-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)amine; N-Methyl-N-(beta-hydroxyethyl)amine; N-Methylaminoethanol; N-Methylethanolamine; N-Methylmonoethanolamine; N-Monomethylaminoethanol; N-Monomethylethanolamine; beta-(Methylamino)ethanol; [ChemIDplus] UN2735

Category

Ethanolamines

Description

Viscous liquid with a fishy odor; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in electrostatic automotive coatings, for acid gas scrubbing, and in textile chemicals and pharmaceuticals; [HSDB]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; [ICSC] Not teratogenic in one study of rats receiving a vaporized dose of 150 ppm 7 hours/day during gestation days 7-15. [REPROTOX] May be absorbed through skin; Effects in high-dose animal studies include seizures and coma; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.08 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 73.9 deg C; [Hawley] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Amines, liquid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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