Agent Name

2-Ethyl butylamine

CAS Number

617-79-8

Formula

C6-H15-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Amino-2-ethylbutane; 1-Butanamine, 2-ethyl-; 2-Ethylbutylamine; Butylamine, 2-ethyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN2733

Category

Amines, Aliphatic

Description

Colorless liquid with an amine odor; [HSDB] Colorless liquid or low melting solid; mp = 20-23 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate; [Hawley]

Comments

Flammable liquid; [Hawley] A skin and severe eye irritant; [SAX] External application to rabbit eyes scored 9 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being most severe) for degree of injury after 24 hours; Emergency treatment: Irritants; [HSDB] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; May be absorbed through skin; Inhalation may result in chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

15 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 500 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Amines, flammable, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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