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Diethylenetriamine

Synonyms & Trade Names
bis(2-Aminoethyl)amine, N-(2-Aminoethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine, DETA, 2,2'-Diaminodiethylamine
CAS No.
111-40-0
RTECS No.
IE1225000
DOT ID & Guide
2079 154
Formula
(NH2CH2CH2)2NH
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.22 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 1 ppm (4 mg/m3) [skin]
OSHA PEL
none See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 2540;
OSHA 60
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to yellow liquid with a strong, ammonia-like odor. [Note: Hygroscopic (i.e., absorbs moisture from the air).]
Molecular Weight
103.2
Boiling Point
405°F
Freezing Point
-38°F
Solubility
Miscible
Vapor Pressure
0.4 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
0.96
Flash Point
208°F
Upper Exposive Limit
6.7%
Lower Explosive Limit
2%
Class IIIB Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 200°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers, strong acids, cellulose nitrate [Note: May form explosive complexes with silver, cobalt, or chromium compounds. Corrosive to aluminum copper, brass & zinc.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane, upper respiratory system; dermatitis, skin sensitization; eye, skin necrosis; cough, dyspnea (breathing difficulty), pulmonary sensitization
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Change:No recommendation
Provide:Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Water flush immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 0620
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