Agent Name

Triethylenemelamine

Alternative Name

2,4,6-Tris(1-aziridinyl)-s-triazine

CAS Number

51-18-3

Formula

C9-H12-N6

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2,4,6-Tris(1-aziridinyl)-s-triazine; 1,1',1''-s-Triazine-2,4,6-triyltrisaziridine; 1,3,5-Triazine, 2,4,6-tris(1-aziridinyl)-; 2,4,6-Tri(ethyleneimino)-1,3,5-triazine; 2,4,6-Triethyleneimino-s-triazine; 2,4,6-Triethylenimino-1,3,5-triazine; 2,4,6-Triethylenimino-s-triazine; 2,4,6-Tris(1'-aziridinyl)-1,3,5-triazine; 2,4,6-Tris(ethyleneimino)-s-triazine; 2,4,6-Tris(ethylenimino)-s-triazine; Aziridine, 1,1',1''-s-triazine-2,4,6-triyltris-; DRP 859025; M 9500; M-9500; Melamine, triethylene-; Persistol; Persistol Ho 1/193; Persistol Hoe 1/193; R 246; R-246; R-246; SK 1133; TAT; TEM; TEM (cytostatic); Tem-Simes; Tretamin; Tretamina [INN-Spanish]; Tretamine; Tretaminum [INN-Latin]; Triaethylenmelamin [German]; Triamelin; Triaziridinyl triazine; Triethanomelamine; Tris(ethyleneimino)triazine; Trisaziridinyltriazine; Trisethyleneimino-1,3,5-Triazine; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Insect Sterilants

Description

White, odorless solid; [Hawley] White to off-white crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an alkylating agent in industry, cancer treatment, and research; [ChemIDplus] Used to make resins; Also used as a textile finishing agent, an insect sterilant, and a modifier of adhesives; [HSDB]

Comments

Very toxic by ingestion or parenteral routes; May cause liver, kidney, and bone marrow damage; [HSDB] Sensitive to moisture (may polymerize); An irritant; May cause bone marrow depression and damage to the liver and kidneys; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.61E-5 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Aplastic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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