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ISOBUTANOLAMINE ICSC: 0285
Date of Peer Review: October 2002

2-Amino-2-methyl-1-propanol
2-Amino-2-methylpropanol
2-Aminoisobutanol
2-Aminodimethylethanol
CAS # 124-68-5 C4H11NO / (CH3)2C(NH2)CH2OH
RTECS # UA5950000 Molecular mass: 89.1
UN #
EC # 603-070-00-6
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 Above 67C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 67C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE! PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
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.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust.)
EU Classification
Symbol: Xi
R: 36/38-52/53
S: (2-)-61
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0
Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids.
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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ISOBUTANOLAMINE ICSC: 0285
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
CRYSTALS OR COLOURLESS LIQUID

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides. The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts with strong acids, strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation 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 is corrosive to the eyes. The substance is severely irritating to the skin. The aerosol is irritating to the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the liver when ingested.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 165C
Melting point: 31C
Density: 0.93 g/cm^3
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 133
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.0
Flash point: 67C c.c.
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999
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