International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYLAMINE ICSC: 0153
ETHYLAMINE
Ethanamine
Aminoethane
(cylinder)
C2H5NH2/C2H7N
Molecular mass: 45.1
CAS # 75-04-7
RTECS # KH2100000
ICSC # 0153
UN # 1036
EC # 612-002-00-4
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.
Shut off supply; if not possible and no risk to surroundings, let the fire burn itself out; in other cases extinguish with powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Gas/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding) if in liquid state.
In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Laboured breathing. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Burning sensation.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    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.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.

    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. Remove all ignitions sources. NEVER direct water jet on liquid (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof. Cool.

    F symbol
    Xi symbol
    R: 12-36/37
    S: (2-)16-26-29
    UN Hazard Class: 2.1
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0153 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

    ETHYLAMINE ICSC: 0153

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS COMPRESSED LIQUEFIED GAS , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

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

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic gases including nitrogen oxides. The solution in water is a strong base, it reacts violently with acid and is corrosive. Reacts violently with acid, strong oxidants and organic compounds causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks many non-ferrous metals and plastics.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 5 ppm; 9.2 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1993-1994).
    TLV (as STEL): 15 ppm; 27.6 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1993-1994).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly on loss of containment.

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

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the kidneys and lungs , resulting in tissue lesions.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 17C
    Melting point: -81C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.7
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 121
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.55
    Flash point: -17C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 380C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 3.5-14
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.27/-0.08 (calculated)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to fish.
    N O T E S
    Ethylamine is also supplied commercially in the form of 70% aqueous solution (UN number: 2270). Turn leaking cylinder with the leak up to prevent escape of gas in liquid state.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20G12
    NFPA Code: H 3; F 4; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0153 ETHYLAMINE
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