Agent Name

3-Methoxypropylamine

CAS Number

5332-73-0

Formula

C4-H11-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Amino-3-methoxypropane; 3-Aminopropyl methyl ether; 3-MPA; 3-Methoxy-1-propanamine; 3-Methoxy-n-propylamine; 3-Methyoxypropylamine; Propanolamine methyl ether; gamma-Methoxypropylamine; 1-Propanamine, 3-methoxy-; Propylamine, 3-methoxy-; [ChemIDplus] UN2734

Category

Other Nitrogen Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid with an ammonia-like odor; [AIHA]

Sources/Uses

Used in steam systems as a corrosion inhibitor and to make soaps and emulsions in floor coatings, textile finishes, and paints; [AIHA]

Comments

Corrosive to skin; May cause skin sensitization; [eChemPortal: ERMA] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline] WEEL basis is TLVs of other aliphatic amines to prevent eye and upper respiratory irritation; [AIHA]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

5 ppmCeiling = 15 ppm, 15-min

Vapor Pressure

21.7 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.2 ppm

Odor Threshold High

42 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) = 11,500 ppm/6H (2/3 deaths in 1 day);

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Amines, liquid, corrosive, flammable, n.o.s." Detection odor thresholds (ED10 and ED90) from WEEL; VP = 6 mmHg at 20 deg C; [AIHA]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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