International Chemical Safety Cards

N-METHYLETHANOLAMINE ICSC: 1336
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-Methylaminoethanol
Methylethylolamine
Monomethylethanolamine
(2-Hydroxyethyl)methylamine
C3H9NO / CH3NHCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 75.1
ICSC #    1336
CAS #     109-83-1
RTECS # KL6650000
EC #         603-080-00-0
November 23, 1998 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 74C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 74C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Sore throat. Cough. Burning sensation. Shortness of breath. Laboured breathing. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Pain. Redness. Blisters. Skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Pain. Redness. Severe deep burns. Loss of vision.
Face shield.
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. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Cautiously neutralize remainder. Then wash away with plenty of water. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Separated from strong oxidants, acids.

C symbol
R: 21/22-34
S: 1/2-26-36/37/39-45
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1336 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:
VISCOUS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides . The substance is a strong base, it reacts violently with acid and is corrosive. Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks many metals.

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:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached 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.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 156C
Melting point: -4.5C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.93
Solubility in water:
miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.93
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.6
Flash point: 74C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 350C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.9-2.6
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Card has been partly updated in October 2004. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1336 N-METHYLETHANOLAMINE
(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.