International Chemical Safety Cards

TRIETHANOLAMINE ICSC: 1034
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2,2',2-Nitrilotriethanol
Trihydroxytriethylamine
C6H15NO3 / (CH2OHCH2)3N
Molecular mass: 149.2
ICSC #    1034
CAS #     102-71-6
RTECS # KL9275000
June 05, 2003 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.
Water in large amounts, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust. Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety goggles.
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.
Give one or two glasses of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Then wash away with plenty of water.
Separated from oxidants . Well closed. Dry.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1034 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 VISCOUS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID OR CRYSTALS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance is a weak base. Reacts with oxidants . The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including nitrogen oxides .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 5 mg/m³ as TWA; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: 5 mg/m³ (Inhalable fraction);
Peak limitation category: I(4); Pregnancy risk group: D
(DFG 2009).


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

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 335.4°C
Melting point: 21.6°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: <1
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 179°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 324°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 3.6 - 7.2
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -2.3
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
NFPA Code: H2; F1; R1
Card has been partially updated in November 2008: see Occupational Exposure Limits,
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1034 TRIETHANOLAMINE
(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.