3-(Methylamino)propanenitrile

  • 3-(Methylamino)propionitrile
  • Methyl(2-cyanoethyl)amine
  • N-Methyl-2-cyanoethylamine
  • N-Methyl-N-(2-cyanoethyl)amine
Formula
CH3NHCH2CH2CN
Structure
Description
Clear yellow liquid

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
693-05-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
211-740-0
RTECS
TZ4910000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
1699160
Beilstein Reference
3-04-00-01264
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-5390
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C4H8N2
Formula mass
84.12
Melting point, °C
-21
Boiling point, °C
162
Critical temperature
355
Critical pressure
37.9
Density
0.9073 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Very soluble
Refractive index
1.4342 (15 C)
pKa/pKb
5.73
Partition coefficient, pKow
-0.10

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles, protective gloves and clothing to prevent 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
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Disposal code
3
Incompatibilities
Acids, acid chlorides, anhydrides, oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
>112
Fire fighting
Wear approved SCBA in full pressure-demand and full protective gear. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   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 lids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
HS Code
2926 90 95