ChEBI: A hydrochloride that is the dihydrochloride of ethylenediamine.
Moderately toxic by
ingestion. Experimental teratogenic and
reproductive effects. When heated to
decomposition it emits very toxic fumes of
HCl and NOx.
Crystallise the salt from H2O or H2O/EtOH. Wash the crystals with EtOH and dry them in vacuo. It sublimes on heating. [Beilstein 4 IV 1168.]
white crystalline powder
Ethylenediamine dihydrochloride is used as stabilizer in steroid creams and rubber latex; inhibitor in antifreeze solutions and cooling fluids; in floor-polish remover; in
nystatin cream and aminophylline; epoxy-curing agent; accelerator in color development baths in photography; in veterinary
preparations; in electroplating and electrophoretic gels, dyes, fungicides, insecticides, synthetic waxes, textile lubricants, and eye and
nose drops; solvent for casein, albumin, shellac.