6-Aminohexanoic acid

  • 6-Aminocaproic acid
  • NSC 26154
  • Ipsilon
  • Hemocaprol
  • Epsilcapramin
  • Acepramine
Formula
H2N(CH2)5COOH
Structure
Description
odorless white solid
Uses
Major uses include antidote for overdosage in fibrinolytic therapy, captive chemical intermediate in production of nylon 6, medication, veterinary medication:.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
60-32-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-469-3
S 22 24/25
RTECS
MO6300000
RTECS class
Reproductive Effector; Human Data; Primary Irritant
Merck
13,431
Beilstein/Gmelin
906872
Beilstein Reference
4-04-00-02695
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-6576
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H13NO2
Formula mass
131.18
Melting point, °C
127
Boiling point, °C
257
Critical temperature
447
Critical pressure
36.3
Solubility in water
Very soluble
pKa/pKb
4.68 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.02

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. 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.
Disposal code
4
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
207-209
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.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Causes effects similar to those of acute skin absorption. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. Causes effects similar to those of acute skin absorption. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. May cause kidney damage.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. 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
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
HS Code
2922 49 95