International Chemical Safety Cards

PROPYLENEIMINE ICSC: 0322

PROPYLENEIMINE
2-Methylaziridine
Methylethylenimine
Propylene imine
C3H7N
Molecular mass: 57.1
CAS # 75-55-8
RTECS # CM8050000
ICSC # 0322
UN # 1921 (inhibited)
EC # 613-033-00-6

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Extremely flammable. Highly flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
 
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
INHALATION Cough. Dullness. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Vomiting.
Ventilation. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Skin burns (Further see Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Severe deep burns.
Face shield 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 Vomiting (further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Use water spray to disperse vapours. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Wash away remainder with plenty of water (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
Fireproof. Separated from acids. Cool. Dry.
Airtight. Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
F symbol
T+ symbol
R: 45-11-26/27/28-41
S: 53-45
Note: E
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: I
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0322 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

PROPYLENEIMINE ICSC: 0322

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS, OILY, FUMING LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can polymerize under the influence of acids, with fire or explosion hazard. May explode on heating. The substance decomposes on heating and on burning producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
TLV: 2 ppm; 4.7 mg/m3 (as TWA), A2 (skin) (ACGIH 1994-1995).


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 can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Exposure far above the OEL may result in death.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 67C
Melting point: -63C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 14.9
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.0
Flash point: -4C c.c.
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Explosive limits are unknown in literature. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-735
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0322 PROPYLENEIMINE
IPCS, CEC, 1993
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