Agmatine

  • Argamine
  • 1-(4-Aminobutyl)guanidine
  • 1-Amino-4-guanidinobutane
  • (4-Aminobutyl)guanidine
  • 4-Guanidino-1-butanamine
  • 1,4-Butanediamine, N-(aminoiminomethyl)-
Formula
C5H14N4
Structure
Description
Solid with a stench.
Uses
Biochemical probe

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
306-60-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
206-187-7
Merck
12,186
Beilstein/Gmelin
1753874
Beilstein Reference
4-04-00-01291
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C5H14N4
Formula mass
130.19
Melting point, °C
101.5 - 103
Boiling point, °C
234.8
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.052 (25 C)
Critical temperature
460
Critical pressure
35.9
Density
1.20 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Very soluble
pKa/pKb
0.52 (pKb)
Partition coefficient, pKow
-0.85
Heat of vaporization
47.15 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep refrigerated (below 4 C).
Protection
Safety glasses or goggles, protective gloves and clothing.
Respirators
NIOSH/MSHA or European standard EN 149 approved full-facepiece airline respirator in the positive pressure mode with emergency escape provisions.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents, reducing agents, bases and alkali metals.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon, oxides of sulfur and hydrogen sulfide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
95.8
Fire fighting
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated. Use appropriate procedures to prevent opportunities for direct contact with the skin or eyes and to prevent inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do not induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2.4 cupfuls of milk or water.

Transport.