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ETHYLAMINE ICSC: 0153
Date of Peer Review: October 2002

Ethanamine
Aminoethane
(cylinder)
CAS # 75-04-7 C2H5NH2 / C2H7N
RTECS # KH2100000 Molecular mass: 45.1
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 dry powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Gas/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

Inhalation Cough. Laboured breathing. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
Skin ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
Cold-insulating gloves. Protective clothing.
ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
Safety goggles, 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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. NEVER direct water jet on liquid. (Extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.)
EU Classification
Symbol: F+, Xi
R: 12-36/37
S: (2-)-16-26-29
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 2.1

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20G2F
NFPA Code: H 3; F 4; R 0;
Fireproof. Cool.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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ETHYLAMINE ICSC: 0153
IMPORTANT DATA
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 burning 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 strong oxidants and organic compounds causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks many non-ferrous metals and plastic.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 5 ppm as TWA; 15 ppm as STEL; (skin); (ACGIH 2002).
MAK: 5 ppm; 9.4 mg/m; Peak limitation category: I(2); MAK: class Pregnancy risk group: IIc (2002).
EU OEL: 5 ppm; 9.4 mg/m; (EU 2002).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

INHALATION RISK:
On loss of containment, a harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract. Rapid evaporation of the liquid may cause frostbite.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 16.6C
Melting point: -81C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.7 (liquid)
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 121
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.55
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.66
Flash point: -17C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 385C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 3.5-14
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.27/-0.08 (calculated)
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Ethylamine is available commercially also in the form of 50-70% aqueous solution (UN number: 2270). Turn leaking cylinder with the leak up to prevent escape of gas in liquid state.
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