2-Methylphenylalanine

  • DL-2-Methylphenylalanine
  • 2-Methyl-DL-phenylalanine
  • (+/-)-2-Amino-3-o-tolylpropionic acid
Formula
C10H13NO2
Structure
Description
Solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
22888-51-3
Beilstein/Gmelin
3090871
Beilstein Reference
4-14-00-01735

Properties.
Formula
C10H13NO2
Formula mass
179.22
Melting point, °C
218 - 221
Boiling point, °C
327
Solubility in water
Very soluble
pKa/pKb
2.25 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.27

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Refrigerator (approx 4 C).
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Protection
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. Inhalation of finely divided particles may cause lung damage.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.