Agent Name

(C10-C16-Alkyl)dimethylamines, N-oxides

CAS Number

70592-80-2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

(C10-C16)Alkyldimethylamine oxide; Amines, C10-16-alkyldimethyl, N-oxides; Alkyl(C10-16) dimethylamine oxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amine Oxides

Description

Liquid; [IUCLID] Straw colored viscous liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a foam stabilizer and softener in liquid household detergents and a viscosity modifier in shampoos and lotions; [HSDB] Manufactured, transported, and used as aqueous solutions (usually 25-35%); [SIDSUNEP]

Comments

Classified as a skin irritant; [ChemIDplus: IUCLID] Severely irritating to rabbit eyes (28% aqueous solution); Not sensitizing in studies with humans or guinea pigs; No adverse gross or histopathological changes observed in 91-day feeding study with rats; No evidence of carcinogenicity in 2-year dermal study of mice or oral study of rats; [SIDSUNEP] See "N,N-Dimethyl-N-dodecylamine oxide."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.43E-7 mm Hg

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