International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHANOLAMINE ICSC: 0618
DIETHANOLAMINE
2,2'-Iminodiethanol
DEA
2,2'-Dihydroxydiethylamine
C4H11NO2 / (CH2CH2OH)2NH
Molecular mass: 105.2
CAS # 111-42-2
RTECS # KL2975000
ICSC # 0618
EC # 603-071-00-1

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Sore throat. Cough. Burning sensation.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Burning sensation.
    Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • 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
  • Abdominal pain. Burning sensation (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust).
    Separated from strong oxidants, acids, nitrites, nitriles, anhydrides. Dry.

    Xi symbol
    R: 36/38
    S: (2-)26
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0618 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

    DIETHANOLAMINE ICSC: 0618

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC VISCOUS LIQUID OR WHITE CRYSTALS , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes. The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts violently with oxidants, strong acids and anhydrides. Attacks copper, zinc, aluminium, and their alloys.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 0.46 ppm; 2 mg/m3 (skin) (ACGIH 1995-1996).


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance is corrosive to the eyes. The vapour 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 liver.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 269°C
    Melting point: 28°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.09
    Solubility in water: very good
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: <1
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.65
    Flash point: 134°C o.c., 176°C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 662°C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.7-9.8
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.43
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0618 DIETHANOLAMINE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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