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TRIBUTYLAMINE ICSC: 1048
Date of Peer Review: April 2005

Tri-n-butylamine
N,N-Dibutyl-1-butanamine
Tris-n-butylamine
CAS # 102-82-9 (CH3CH2CH2CH2)3N
RTECS # YA0350000 Molecular mass: 185.3
UN # 2542
EC #
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, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 63C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 63C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE


Inhalation
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
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.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for ammonia and organic ammonia derivatives (K filter). Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Cover the spilled material with absorbent.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT1-II
NFPA Code: H3; F2; R0
Dry. Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids, food and feedstuffs.
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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TRIBUTYLAMINE ICSC: 1048
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO YELLOW HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic gases including nitrogen oxides. The substance is a weak base. Reacts with oxidants and strong acids.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available) (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, 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 is irritating to the skin and is mildly irritating to the eyes.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 216-217C
Melting point: -70C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.78
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.3
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 40-93
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.4
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 63C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 210C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.4-6
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.52
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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IPCS, CEC 1999