International Chemical Safety Cards

TRIBUTYLAMINE ICSC: 1048
TRIBUTYLAMINE
TRI-n-Butylamine
N,N-Dibutyl-1-butanamine
(CH3CH2CH2CH2)3N
Molecular mass: 185.3
CAS # 102-82-9
RTECS # YA3500000
ICSC # 1048
UN # 2542

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.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 86C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 86C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Corrosive. Burning sensation. Cough. Shortness of breath.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Corrosive. Redness. Pain. Blisters.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Corrosive. Redness. Pain. Severe 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
  • Corrosive. Abdominal pain. Burning sensation.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Cautiously neutralize spilled liquid. Then wash away with plenty of water (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids, food and feedstuffs.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 8
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1048 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    TRIBUTYLAMINE ICSC: 1048

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS TO YELLOW, HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air.

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

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    MAK not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour 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:
    Corrosive. 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: 216-217C
    Melting point: -70C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 38.7
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.4
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
    Flash point: 86C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 210C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.4-6
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.52
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80G16
    NFPA Code: H3; F2; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1048 TRIBUTYLAMINE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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