International Chemical Safety Cards

2,6-DIAMINOTOLUENE ICSC: 0340
2,6-DIAMINOTOLUENE
2-Methyl-1,3-benzenediamine
1,3-Diamino-2-methylbenzene
2-Methyl-m-phenylenediamine
C6H3CH3(NH2)2
Molecular mass: 122
CAS # 823-40-5
RTECS # XS9750000
ICSC # 0340
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

  • INHALATION
  • Blue lips or finger nails. Blue skin. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Shortness of breath.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Laboured breathing (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust).


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    ICSC: 0340 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

    2,6-DIAMINOTOLUENE ICSC: 0340

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS CRYSTALS , TURNS BROWN ON EXPOSURE TO AIR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    On combustion, forms toxic fumes of nitogen oxides.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the blood , resulting in formation of methaemoglobin.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. May cause genetic damage in humans. May cause reproductive toxicity in humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 289C
    Melting point: 105-106C
    Solubility in water: poor
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 150C: 2.13
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    NOTES
    Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0340 2,6-DIAMINOTOLUENE
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