International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHANOLAMINE ICSC: 0152
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-Hydroxyethylamine
2-Aminoethanol
C2H7NO / H2NCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 61.1
8 Corrosive placard ICSC #    0152
CAS #     141-43-5
RTECS # KJ5775000
UN #        2491
EC #         603-030-00-8
October 10, 2002 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 85°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 85°C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE! PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Cough. Headache. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain. Skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
Face shield, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Cautiously neutralize spilled liquid. Then wash away with plenty of water. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids, aluminium , food and feedstuffs . Dry. Ventilation along the floor.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
C symbol
R: 20/21/22-34
S: 1/2-26-36/37/39-45
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0152 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHANOLAMINE ICSC: 0152
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS , VISCOUS , HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating and on burning producing toxic and corrosive gases including nitrogen oxides . The substance is a medium strong base. Reacts with cellulose nitrate causing fire and explosion hazard. Reacts violently with strong acids and strong oxidants . Attacks copper, aluminium and their alloys, and rubber.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: as TWA 3 ppm; as STEL 6 ppm; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: sensitization of skin (Sh);
Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2004).
EU OEL: 2.5 mg/m³ 1 ppm as TWA 7.6 mg/m³ 3 ppm as STEL (skin) (EU 2006).
OSHA PEL: TWA 3 ppm (6 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 3 ppm (8 mg/m3) ST 6 ppm (15 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 30 ppm See: 141435


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, by ingestion and through the skin.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the respiratory tract , the skin and the eyes. Corrosive on ingestion. The vapour is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract . The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system . Exposure could cause lowering of consciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 171°C
Melting point: 10°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.02
Solubility in water: very good
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 53
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 85°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 410°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 5.5-17
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.31 (estimated)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient. Do NOT take working clothes home. Card has been partly updated in October 2004: see sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response. Card has been partly updated in October 2006: see sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Ingestion first aid.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80GC7-II+III

NFPA Code: H3; F2; R0
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0152 ETHANOLAMINE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.