International Chemical Safety Cards

TRIETHANOLAMINE ICSC: 1034
TRIETHANOLAMINE
2,2',2-Nitrilotriethanol
Triethylolamine
Trihydroxytriethylamine
(CH2OHCH2)3N
Molecular mass: 149.2
CAS # 102-71-6
RTECS # KL9275000
ICSC # 1034

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, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • 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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Then wash away with plenty of water.
    Separated from strong oxidants.

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    ICSC: 1034 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

    TRIETHANOLAMINE ICSC: 1034

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID OR CRYSTALS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. TURNS BROWN ON EXPOSURE TO AIR AND LIGHT.

    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 with oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 5 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1993-1994).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol, through the skin 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:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 335C
    Melting point: 20-21C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 1.33
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.1
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
    Flash point: 179C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 324C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-8.5
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.59
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    NFPA Code: H2; F1; R1
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1034 TRIETHANOLAMINE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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