Agent Name

2-Phenylethylamine

CAS Number

64-04-0

Formula

C8-H11-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

(2-Aminoethyl)benzene; 1-Amino-2-phenylethane; 1-Phenyl-2-amino-athan [German]; 1-Phenyl-2-aminoethane; 2-Amino-1-phenylethane; 2-Amino-fenylethan [Czech]; 2-Fenylethylamin [Czech]; 2-Phenethylamine; Benzeneethanamine; Ethanamine, 2-phenyl-; Ethylamine, 2-phenyl-; PHENETHYLAMINE, BETA; Phenylethylamine; beta-Aminoethylbenzene; beta-Phenethylamine; beta-Phenylaethylamin [German]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Liquid with a fishy odor; Absorbs carbon dioxide from the air; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used for organic synthesis and as a lab reagent and scintillation counter (CO2 absorber); [HSDB] Similar to amphetamine in pharmacological properties; Present in oil of bitter almonds and normal human urine; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [INCHEM]

Comments

A skin irritant and potential sensitizer; [Merck Index] Emergency treatment: Amphetamines and related drugs; [HSDB] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive effects on the upper respiratory tract; Toxic if swallowed; May be harmful if absorbed through the skin; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.29 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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