International Chemical Safety Cards

ortho-TOLUIDINE ICSC: 0341
ortho-TOLUIDINE
1-Amino-2-methylbenzene
2-Aminotoluene
o-Methylaniline
C7H9N/C6H4CH3NH2
Molecular mass: 107.2
CAS # 95-53-4
RTECS # XU2975000
ICSC # 0341
UN # 1708
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. NO contact with nitric acid.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 85C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 85C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Blue lips or finger nails. Blue skin. Confusion. Dizziness. Headache. Shortness of breath. Weakness.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Blue lips or fingernails. Blue skin (Further see Inhalation).
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • 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
  • Blue lips or fingernails. Blue skin. Dizziness. Headache. Laboured breathing (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids, food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry. Well closed. Ventilation along the floor.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    N Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0341 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

    ortho-TOLUIDINE ICSC: 0341

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS TO YELLOW LIQUID, TURNS REDDISH-BROWN ON EXPOSURE TO AIR AND LIGHT.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides. Reacts with strong oxidants, especially nitric acid.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 2 ppm; 8.8 mg/m3 (as TWA) A2 (skin) (ACGIH 1994-1995.


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

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the skin. The substance may cause effects on the blood, bladder and kidneys , resulting in tissue lesions, impaired functions and formation of methaemoglobin. Exposure to high concentrations may result in damage to kidneys and bladder. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. See Notes.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the blood , resulting in the formation of methaemoglobin (see Notes). This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 200C
    Melting point: -16C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.01
    Solubility in water: poor
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.2
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.7
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Flash point: 85C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 482C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.5-?
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.32
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient. Also consult ICSC # 0342, meta-Toluidine and 0343, para-Toluidine.
    NFPA Code: H3; F2; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0341 ortho-TOLUIDINE
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