Agent Name

6-Aminocaproic acid

CAS Number

60-32-2

Formula

C6-H13-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

177 J.D.; 6-Amino-n-hexanoic acid; 6-Aminohexanoic acid; ACS; Acepramin; Acepramine; Acide aminocaproique [French]; Acido aminocaproico [DCIT,Spanish]; Acidum aminocaproicum [Latin]; Afibrin; Amicar; Amikar; Aminocaproic; Aminocaproic acid; Aminocaproic acid in plastic container; Aminokapron; Atsemin; CL 10304; CY 116; Caplamin; Capracid; Capralense; Capramol; Caprocid; Caprolisin; EACA; EACS; Eaca kabi; Epsamon; Epsicapron; Epsikapron; Epsilcapramin; Epsilon S; Epsilon-Aminocapronsaeure; Epsilon-aminocaproic acid; Epsilon-aminocapronzuur; Hemocaprol; Hemopar; Hepin; Hexanoic acid, 6-amino-; Ipsilon; JD 177; Kyselina omega-aminokapronova [Czech]; Respramin; epsilon S; epsilon-Amino-n-hexanoic acid; epsilon-Aminocaproic acid; epsilon-Aminohexanoic acid; epsilon-Leucine; epsilon-Norleucine; omega-Aminocaproic acid; omega-Aminohexanoic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amino Carboxylic Acids

Description

White solid; [HSDB] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a captive chemical intermediate in the production of nylon 6; [HSDB] Used as a hemostatic; [Merck Index] An inhibitor of fibrinolysis and sold as Amicar; [REPROTOX]

Comments

Possible side effects in long-term therapy greater than 2 weeks include seizures, myopathy, renal failure, and kidney failure; [HSDB] May cause irritation; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions or effect on seizure threshold and changes in the renal tubules; [MSDSonline] Not teratogenic in rabbits; [REPROTOX]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.01E-9 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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