TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death. Contact with molten substance may cause severe burns to skin and eyes. Avoid any skin contact. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed. Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases. Runoff from fire control or dilution water may be corrosive and/or toxic and cause pollution.
Combustible material: may burn but does not ignite readily. When heated, vapors may form explosive mixtures with air: indoors, outdoors and sewers explosion hazards. Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may explode when heated. Runoff may pollute waterways. Substance may be transported in a molten form.
Reagent for preparation of crystalline amino acid derivative salts.
A colorless liquid with a faint fishlike odor. Less dense than water. May be toxic by ingestion. Severely irritates skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Used to make paints, varnishes and detergents.
DCHA reacts with oxidizing agents. Forms crystalline salts with many N-protected amino acids . Neutralizes acids in exothermic reactions to form salts plus water. May be incompatible with isocyanates, halogenated organics, peroxides, phenols (acidic), epoxides, anhydrides, and acid halides. Flammable gaseous hydrogen may be generated in combination with strong reducing agents, such as hydrides.
Industrial solvent; corrosion inhibitor.
Air & Water Reactions
Slightly soluble in water. May be sensitive to air.