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Testing Status of Triethylamine 11038-A


CASRN: 121-44-8

Formula: C6-H15-N

Synonyms/Common Names

  • (Diethylamino)ethane
  • N,N-Diethylethanamine (9CI)
  • TEN

Known Uses

Used as a catalyst to cure resin systems incorporated into sand cores for foundry molds; used as a curing catalyst in particle-board adhesives; used for the precipitation and purification of antibiotics; used for the production of polycarbonate resins. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Short-Term Toxicity

  • 2 weeks (Inhalation)  (C99019)  Completed 
    • Rats: F344/N; Mice: B6C3F1
    • Dose: R&M: 0, 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1000 ppm; 5/sex/species/dose.
  • 13 weeks (Inhalation)  (C99019)  Completed 
    • Rats: F344/N; Mice: B6C3F1
    • Dose: R&M: 0, 12.5, 25, 50, 100, or 200 ppm; R: 20/sex/dose; M: 10/sex/dose.

Genetic Toxicology

  • Micronucleus  (A58209)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Male Equivocal 
    • Female Negative 
  • Salmonella  (456286)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger E, Anderson B, Haworth S, Lawlor T, Mortelmans K, Speck W. Salmonella mutagenicity tests: III. Results from the testing of 255 chemicals. Environ Mutagen. 1987;9 Suppl 9:1-109.
    •  Negative