You have shown a positive allergic reaction to 3-(Dimethylamino) Propylamine.  Avoid contact with this substance.  Here is a partial list of products known to have contained 3-(Dimethylamino) Propylamine in the past.  To be sure, you should check the contents on the package.

What is it?
3-(Dimethylamino) Propylamine is a chemical in preparation of some surfactants. Surfactants play an important role as cleaning, wetting, dispersing, emulsifying, foaming, and anti-foaming agents.

How do I avoid it?
Skin contact with 3-(Dimethylamino) Propylamine is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing 3-(Dimethylamino) Propylamine should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the US for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care products for this ingredient. If there is no information ask your pharmacist or call the company directly. At work, request a material safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

Uses:
  • Hardener in epoxy resins
  • Additive in:
    • Fuels
    • Dye
    • Pesticides
    • Binding agents
  • Leather
  • Paper
  • Rubber
  • Fabric softener

Other names for 3-(Dimethylamino) Propylamine
  • DMAPA
  • Dimethylaminopropylamine
  • Aerosol 30
  • Emery 5430
  • Lonzaine C
  • Merataine
  • Tego-betain
  • Velvetex
  • N,N-Dimethyl-1,3-propanediame
  • 3-Aminopropylmethylamine

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Amidoamine
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine

How safe is it?

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