International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYLENEDIAMINE ICSC: 0269
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1,2-Diaminoethane
1,2-Ethanediamine
Dimethylenediamine
H2NCH2CH2NH2 / C2H8N2
Molecular mass: 60.1
3 Flammable Liquid placard 8 Corrosive placard ICSC #    0269
CAS #     107-15-3
RTECS # KH8575000
UN #        1604
EC #         612-006-00-6
June 05, 2003 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 34C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 34C closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Burning sensation. Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Wheezing.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Skin burns. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. 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. Refer for medical attention. Do NOT induce vomiting.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, acids, chlrorinated organic compounds, food and feedstuffs . Dry.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
C symbol
R: 10-21/22-34-42/43
S: 1/2-23-26-36/37/39-45
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Subsidiary Risks: 3
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0269 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

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO YELLOW HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes ( nitrogen oxides ). The substance is a medium strong base. Reacts violently with chlorinated organic compounds, strong oxidants acids .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 10 ppm as TWA; (skin); A4; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available) sensitization of respiratory tract and skin (Sah); (DFG 2005).
OSHA PEL: TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 1000 ppm See: 107153


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause asthma.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 117C
Melting point: 8.5C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 1.4
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 34C (c.c.)
Auto-ignition temperature: 385C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.5-16.6
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.2
Viscosity: 0.0154 cP (25C)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should never again come into contact with this substance. Do NOT take working clothes home.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80S1604

NFPA Code: H 3; F 2; R 0;
Card has been partially updated in January 2008: see Ingestion First Aid.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0269 ETHYLENEDIAMINE
(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.