International Chemical Safety Cards

1,3-DIAMINOBUTANE ICSC: 1078
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1-Methyltrimethylene diamine
Butane-1,3-diamine
C4H12N2
Molecular mass: 88.2
8 Corrosive placard 3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    1078
CAS #     590-88-5
RTECS # EJ6700000
UN #        2733
April 21, 2004 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.
Foam, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 52C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 52C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
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 Redness. Pain. Skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Blurred vision. 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 Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours. Chemical protection suit.
Fireproof. Separated from oxidants . Well closed.

UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Subsidiary Risks: 8
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1078 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 LIQUID .

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes of nitrogen oxides. The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts with oxidants.

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.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly on spraying.

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:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 142-150C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.85
Solubility in water: very good
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.6
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1
Flash point:
52C o.c.
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 61C. Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on environment, therefore utmost care must be taken.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GFC-III

NFPA Code: H3; F2; R0
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1078 1,3-DIAMINOBUTANE
(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.