6-Aminohexanenitrile

  • omega-Aminocapronitrile
  • 6-Aminocapronitrile
  • 6-Aminohexanonitrile
Formula
C6H12N2
Structure
Uses
No evidence of commercial use in U.S.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
2432-74-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
219-409-2
RTECS
MO4085000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
1744174
Beilstein Reference
4-04-00-02697
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H12N2
Formula mass
112.20
Boiling point, °C
231
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.064 (25 C)
Density
0.9071 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Very soluble
pKa/pKb
3.62 (pKb)
Heat of vaporization
46.8 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
94

Health.
Exposure effects
No specific evaluation of this chemical was found. However many chemicals cause irritation of the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. In severe cases respiratory tract irritation can progress to ARDS/acute lung injury which may be delayed in onset for up to 24 to 72 hours in some cases. Irritation or burns of the esophagus or gastrointestinal tract are also possible if caustic or irritant chemicals are ingested.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Consider gastric lavage after ingestion of a potentially life-threatening amount of poison if it can be performed soon after ingestion (generally within 1 hour). Administer charcoal as a slurry 240 mL water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents, 25 to 50 g in children (1 to 12 years), and 1 g/kg in infants less than 1 year old. Immediate dilution with milk or water may be of benefit in caustic or irritant chemical ingestions.
   Inhalation
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with inhaled beta2 agonist and oral or parenteral corticosteroids.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician may need to examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
   Eyes
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of room temperature water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.

Transport.