Useful for cleavage of N-alkylphthalimide derivatives to give primary amines, as an alternative to methyl hydrazine. DMAPA is also used directly as a hardener in epoxy resins in the plastics industry, as a cross linking agent for cellulose fibers in the paper industry and as an anti-shriking agent for leather. It is used as an intermediate in the production of binding agents, ion-exchange materials, flocculating agents (water treatment), cosmetic agents, washing and cleaning agents (betaines), additive for petrol and other fuels, polyurethane fibers and lubricants, dyes, agrochemicals, agents used in the photographic and textile industries.
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Useful for cleavage of N-alkylphthalimide derivatives to give primary amines, as an alternative to the carcinogenic methylhydrazine: Org. Synth. Coll., 9, 13, 16 (1993).
Mentions de danger (UE): H226-H302-H311-H314-H317
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Mentions de prudence: P210-P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Do not breathe dusts or mists. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.