When heated to decomposition, 2,4,6-Trimethylaniline emits toxic fumes of nitrogen oxides. Avoid decomposing heat.
2,4,6-Trimethylaniline 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.
clear yellow to brown liquid
2,4,6-Trimethylaniline is moderately toxic orally. It is also considered highly toxic by unspecified routes. It is a skin and eye irritant. Suspect occupational carcinogen. (Non-Specific -- Aromatic Amines) The danger of acute poisoning is represented by methemoglobinemia leading to adverse effects on the red cells. A number of the amines may act as skin sensitizers.