Agent Name

N-Nitrosodiethylamine

Alternative Name

NDEA

CAS Number

55-18-5

Formula

C4-H10-N2-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

NDEA; DEN; DEN (mutagen); Diaethylnitrosamin [German]; Diethylamine, N-nitroso-; Diethylnitrosamide; Diethylnitrosamine; Diethylnitrosoamine; Ethanamine, N-ethyl-N-nitroso-; Ethylamine, N-nitrosodi-; N,N-Diethylnitrosamine; N,N-Diethylnitrosoamine; N-Diethylnitrosamine; N-Ethyl-N-nitroso-ethanamine; N-Nitroso-N,N-diethylamine; N-Nitroso-diaethylamine [German]; NDEA; Nitrosamine, diethyl-; Nitrosodiethylamine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitrosamines

Description

Slightly yellow liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a gasoline and lubricant additive, an antioxidant, and a stabilizer in plastics; [Merck Index] Used as a research chemical; [HSDB]

Comments

Danger of cutaneous absorption; [MAK] May cause irritation; Effects in high-dose animal studies include fatty liver degeneration; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.86 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash Point = 145 deg F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Probable Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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