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meta-TOLUIDINE ICSC: 0342
Date of Peer Review: March 1995

3-Aminotoluene
3-Aminophenylmethane
m-Methylaniline
CAS # 108-44-1 C7H9N / C6H4CH3NH2
RTECS # XU2800000 Molecular mass: 107.2
UN # 1708
EC Index # 612-024-00-4
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 86C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 86C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
Inhalation Blue lips or finger nails. Blue skin. Dizziness. Headache. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Weakness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. 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 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. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: T, N
R: 23/24/25-33-50
S: (1/2-)-28-36/37-45-61
Note: [C]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT1-II
Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids, food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry. Well closed. Ventilation along the floor.
IPCS
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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 2005

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meta-TOLUIDINE ICSC: 0342
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO YELLOW LIQUID, TURNS DARK ON EXPOSURE TO AIR AND LIGHT.

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

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 2 ppm as TWA; (skin); A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes and the skin. The substance may cause effects on the blood, resulting in formation of methaemoglobin. 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 formation of methaemoglobin (see Notes).
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 203-204C
Melting point: -30C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.99 at 25C
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 41C: 0.13
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.72
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 86C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 482C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.1-6.6
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.40-1.43
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. 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. Do NOT take working clothes home. Also consult ICSC # 0341 ortho-Toluidine and 0343 para-Toluidine. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
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