2-Methoxy-6-methylaniline

  • 6-Methyl-o-anisidine
  • 2-Methoxy-6-methylphenylamine
  • 2-Methoxy-6-methylbenzenamine
Formula
C8H11NO
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
50868-73-0
20/21/22 36/37/38
26 37/39
Beilstein Reference
3-13-00-01549

Properties.
Formula
C8H11NO
Formula mass
137.18
Melting point, °C
26 - 29
Boiling point, °C
268
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.008 (25 C)
Critical temperature
467
Critical pressure
36.47
Density
1.039 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
6.6 g/L (25 C)
pKa/pKb
9.61 (pKb)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.55
Heat of vaporization
50.62 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multi-purpose combination (US) or type AXBEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed containers for disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon, oxides of nitrogen.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
102
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Absorption into the body leads to the formation of methemoglobin which in sufficient concentration causes cyanosis. Onset may be delayed 2 to 4 hours or longer.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. Harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through skin.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.