Synonyms & Trade NamesDimethylnitrosamine, N,N-Dimethylnitrosamine, DMNA, N-Methyl-N-nitroso-methanamine, NDMA, N-Nitroso-N,N-dimethylamine
DOT ID & Guide
See: IDLH INDEX
Physical DescriptionYellow, oily liquid with a faint, characteristic odor.
Vapor Pressure3 mmHg
Ionization Potential8.69 eV
Upper Exposive Limit?
Lower Explosive Limit?
Incompatibilities & ReactivitiesStrong oxidizers [Note: Should be stored in dark bottles.]
Exposure Routesinhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptomsnausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps; headache; fever; enlarged liver, jaundice; decreased liver, kidney, pulmonary function; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target OrgansLiver, kidneys,lungs
Cancer Site[in animals; lung, kidney, liver & nasal cavity tumors]
Personal Protection/Sanitation(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated/Daily
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Provide:Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid(See procedures)
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
- Page last reviewed:April 11, 2016
- Page last updated:April 11, 2016
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Information Division