Dicyclohexylamine has a fishy odor, typical for amines. It is sparingly soluble in water. As an amine, it is an organic base and a useful precursor to other chemicals. It can be used to make paints, varnishes and detergents.
It is a colorless liquid. It has a characteristic ammonical odor and tends to darken on standing.
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UN Code No.2565
As a raw material for rubber accelerator like N-Dicyclohexyl 2-Benzothiazolesulfenamide.
As a raw material in the manufacture of vapour phase corrosion inhibitor like Dicyclohexylammonium Nitrate.
Can be handled in a safe manner in closed containers for a long period. Avoid contact with copper and its alloys. DCHA drums should be stored in a cool and well-ventilated area, away from sources of ignition.
Health & Safety
Dicyclohexylamine is irritating to the skin, eyes, and mucous membrane. In case of contact, the affected area is to be washed with plenty of water at least for 15 minutes. A dilute solution of Acetic Acid (2%) may be used to neutralize the amine. Continuous inhalation of fumes should be avoided. In case of inhalation, the victim should be moved to fresh air and oxygen should be administered. In case of ingestion, the victim should be made to consume copious quantities of milk and water. A medical practitioner should be consulted at once.
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