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PROPYLAMINE

ICSC: 0941

n-Propylamine
1-Aminopropane
Propanamine
C3H9N / CH3(CH2)2NH2
Molecular mass: 59.1
ICSC #    0941
CAS #     107-10-8
RTECS # UH9100000
UN #        1277
November 24, 1998 Validated

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
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness. Skin burns. Pain. Blisters.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Loss of 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. Headache. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Wash away spilled liquid with plenty of water. (Extra personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus).
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, acids, food and feedstuffs. Well closed.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Subsidiary Risks: 8
UN Packing Group: II
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.

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 (nitrogen oxides). The substance is a medium strong base, reacts with acids and is corrosive to aluminium and zinc. Reacts violently with oxidants and mercury causing fire and explosion hazard. Reacts violently with many compounds like halogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols, some nitroparaffins. Attacks copper and copper alloys.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion.

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

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 48°C
Melting point: -83°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.7.
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 32.9
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.3
Flash point: below -37°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 317°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.0 - 10.4
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.15

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA


N O T E S

Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G31

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.
 
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