Agent Name

alpha-Methylbenzylamine

CAS Number

98-84-0; 618-36-0

Formula

C8-H11-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Amino-1-phenylethane; 1-Fenylethylamin [Czech]; 1-Phenylethanamine; 1-Phenylethylamine; Benzene, (1-amino-ethyl)-; Benzenemethanamine, alpha-methyl-; Benzenemethaneamine, alpha-methyl-; Benzylamine, alpha-methyl-; Ethanamine, 1-phenyl-; Ethylamine, 1-phenyl-; Sumine 2079; alpha-Aminoethylbenzene; alpha-Methylbenzenemethanamine; alpha-Phenethylamine; alpha-Phenylethylamine; [ChemIDplus] UN2735

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Clear liquid with a mild odor of ammonia; [HSDB] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used for synthesis and as an emulsifying agent; [Hawley] Used as a resolving agent and chiral intermediate; [Merck Index]

Comments

Emergency treatment: Irritants; [HSDB] Corrosive to skin and eyes, based on animal studies; [CHEMINFO] A corrosive substance that may cause burns; [eChemPortal: ESIS] Causes burns; Harmful by ingestion or skin absorption; Inhalation may cause corrosive effects to the upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.5 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 79.4 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
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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