Agent Name

2-Amino-2-methyl-1,3-propanediol

Alternative Name

Aminomethyl propanediol

CAS Number

115-69-5

Formula

C4-H11-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Aminomethyl propanediol; 1,1-Di(hydroxymethyl)ethylamine; 2-Amino-2-methyl-1,3-propandiol; 2-Amino-2-methylpropanediol; AMPD; Gentimon; Pentaerythritol dichlorohydrin; 1,3-Propanediol, 2-amino-2-methyl-; 2-Amino-2-methylpropane-1,3-diol; [ChemIDplus] 1,3-Dihydroxy-2-methyl-2-propylamine; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Alcohols, Other

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Colorless crystalline solid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make surfactants, vulcanization accelerators, and pharmaceuticals; Also used as a biological buffer, absorbent for acidic gases, and emulsifying agent (cosmetics, mineral oil, leather dressings, textile specialties, and cleaning compounds; Also used in hair sprays and wave sets; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes somnolence, muscle weakness, and coma in oral lethal-dose studies of rabbits; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00654 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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