International Chemical Safety Cards

PROPYLAMINE ICSC: 0941
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
n-Propylamine
1-Aminopropane
Propanamine
C3H9N / CH3(CH2)2NH2
Molecular mass: 59.1
8 Corrosive placard 3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    0941
CAS #     107-10-8
RTECS # UH9100000
UN #        1277
November 26, 2009 Validated
GH, -checked Dec 09
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly 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 in large amounts, carbon dioxide
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes). sequence
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain. Serious skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •EYES Causes watering of the eyes. Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Severe burns. Loss of vision.
Face shield. and eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •INGESTION Burns in mouth and throat. Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Abdominal pain. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Remove all ignition sources. Personal protection: gas-tight chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids, food and feedstuffs . Dry. Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Subsidiary Risks: 8
UN Packing Group: II
Signal: Danger
Flame-Corr-Skull
Highly flammable liquid and vapour
Toxic if inhaled
Toxic in contact with skin
Harmful if swallowed
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
May cause respiratory irritation
Harmful to aquatic life
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0941 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

PROPYLAMINE ICSC: 0941
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS, HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

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

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides . The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts violently with strong acids and with many other compounds such as halogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols, some nitroparaffins. Reacts violently with oxidants and mercury causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks metals aluminium , copper , tin , zinc ).

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion. Serious local effects by all routes of exposure.

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. Inhalation may cause lung oedema, but only after initial corrosive effects on eyes and/or airways have become manifest. Exposure may result in severe swelling of the throat.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the respiratory tract and lungs , resulting in chronic inflammation and impaired functions.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 48C
Melting point: -83C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.7.
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 33.9
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.3
Flash point: below -37C
Auto-ignition temperature: 320C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.0 - 10.4
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.15
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Do NOT take working clothes home. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation is therefore essential.
NFPA Code: H3; F3; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0941 PROPYLAMINE
(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.