International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYLAMINE (50-70% aqueous solution) ICSC: 1482
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Ethanamine
Aminoethane
C2H5NH2 / C2H7N
Molecular mass: 45.1
8 Corrosive placard 3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    1482
CAS #     75-04-7
RTECS # KH2100000
UN #        2270
EC #         612-002-004
May 05, 2003 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Extremely flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Water spray, dry powder, alcohol-resistant foam.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! 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 MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.
Protective clothing. Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention. Remove contaminated clothes.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
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. Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Cautiously neutralize spilled liquid. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.)
Fireproof. Cool. Well closed. Separated from acids, oxidants .

F+ symbol
Xi symbol
R: 12-36/37
S: 2-16-26-29
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Subsidiary Risks: 8
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1482 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

ETHYLAMINE (50-70% aqueous solution) ICSC: 1482
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS SOLUTION IN WATER , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

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

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance is a strong base, it reacts violently with acid and is corrosive. Reacts violently with strong oxidants and organic compounds causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks many non-ferrous metals and plastic.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 5 ppm as TWA; 15 ppm as STEL; (skin) (ACGIH 2008).
EU OEL: 5 ppm, 9.4 mg/m as TWA; (EU 2002).


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 contamination of the air will on evaporation of this substance at 20C be reached very quickly.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 17C
Melting point: -81C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.81
Vapour pressure, kPa at 2C: 53.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.3
Flash point: -18C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 385C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 3.5-14
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
See ICSC 0153 Ethylamine, gas in a cylinder. All physical properties are for 70% solution.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GFC-II

NFPA Code: H 3; F 4; R 0;
Card has been partially updated in February 2009: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Ingestion First Aid.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1482 ETHYLAMINE (50-70% aqueous solution)
(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.