International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYLAMINE ICSC: 0153
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Ethanamine
Aminoethane
C2H5NH2 / C2H7N
Molecular mass: 45.1
(cylinder)
2 Flammable Gas placard ICSC #    0153
CAS #     75-04-7
RTECS # KH2100000
UN #        1036
EC #         612-002-00-4
September 10, 2002 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Extremely flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Shut off supply; if not possible and no risk to surroundings, let the fire burn itself out; in other cases extinguish with dry powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Gas/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION Cough. Laboured breathing. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
Cold-insulating gloves. Protective clothing.
ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
Safety goggles, 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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. NEVER direct water jet on liquid. (Extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.)
Fireproof. Cool.

F+ symbol
Xi symbol
R: 12-36/37
S: 2-16-26-29
UN Hazard Class: 2.1
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0153 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

ETHYLAMINE ICSC: 0153
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS COMPRESSED LIQUEFIED GAS , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The gas is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic gases including nitrogen oxides . The solution in water is a strong base, it reacts violently with acid and is corrosive. Reacts violently with strong oxidants and organic compounds causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks many non-ferrous metals and plastic.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 5 ppm as TWA; 15 ppm as STEL; (skin); (ACGIH 2002).
EU OEL: 5 ppm; 9.4 mg/m; as TWA (EU 2000).
OSHA PEL: TWA 10 ppm (18 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 10 ppm (18 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 600 ppm See: 75047


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

INHALATION RISK:
On loss of containment, a harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract . Rapid evaporation of the liquid may cause frostbite.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 16.6C
Melting point: -81C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.7 (liquid)
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 121
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.55
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.66
Flash point: -17C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 385C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 3.5-14
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.27/-0.08 (calculated)
conductivity 7.0*10exp5 pS/m
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Ethylamine is available commercially also in the form of 50-70% aqueous solution (UN number: 2270). Turn leaking cylinder with the leak up to prevent escape of gas in liquid state.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20G2F

NFPA Code: H 3; F 4; R 0;
Card has been partially updated in January 2008: see Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0153 ETHYLAMINE
(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.