Agent Name

Bis(p-(dimethylamino)phenyl)methane

Alternative Name

Michler's base

CAS Number

101-61-1

Formula

C17-H22-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Michler's base; (4,4'-Tetramethyl)diaminodiphenylmethane; 4,4'-(Dimethylamino)diphenylmethane; 4,4'-Bis(dimethylamino)diphenylmethane; 4,4'-Methylenebis(N,N-dimethylaniline); 4,4'-Methylenebis(N,N-dimethylbenzenamine); Aniline, 4,4'-methylenebis(N,N-dimethyl-; BAZE michlerova [Czech]; Benzenamine, 4,4'-methylenebis(N,N-dimethyl-; Bis(4-(dimethylamino)phenyl)methane; Bis(p-(N,N-dimethylamino)phenyl)methane; Bis(p-dimethylamino)diphenylmethane; Bis(p-dimethylaminophenyl)methane; Diphenylmethane, tetramethyldiamino-; Methane base; Methane, bis(p-(dimethylamino)phenyl)-; Methanediamine, tetramethyl-N,N'-diphenyl-; Methylene base; Michler's hydride; Michler's ketone, reduced; Michler's methane; N,N'-Tetramethyldiaminodiphenylmethane; N,N,N'N'-Tetramethyl-4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane; N,N,N'N'-Tetramethyl-p,p'-diaminodiphenylmethane; Reduced Michler's ketone; Tetra-base; Tetrabase; Tetramethyldiaminodiphenylmethane; p,p'-Bis(N,N-dimethylaminophenyl)methane; p,p'-Bis(dimethylamino)diphenylmethane; p,p-Dimethylaminodiphenylmethane; p,p-Tetramethyldiaminodiphenylmethane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amines, Polyaromatic

Description

Yellowish solid; [Hawley] Crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to manufacture dyes and as a reagent for lead; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Harmful by inhalation, ingestion, and skin absorption; Can cause injury to the liver, kidneys, lungs, and reproductive system; [CAMEO] An irritant; May induce methemoglobinemia; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.75E-5 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 211 deg C; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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