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ISOBUTANOLAMINE
ICSC: 0285
Peer-Review Status: 10.10.2002 Validated
2-Amino-2-methyl-1-propanol
2-Amino-2-methylpropanol
2-Aminoisobutanol
2-Aminodimethylethanol 
CAS #: 124-68-5 RTECS #: UA5950000
EC #: 603-070-00-6
EINECS #: 204-709-8
    Formula: C4H11NO / (CH3)2C(NH2)CH2OH
Molecular mass: 89.1

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.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 67°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 67°C use a closed system and ventilation.   
 
EXPOSURE   STRICT HYGIENE! PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use 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.  Wear 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 refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Burning sensation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and particulates adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xi; R: 36/38-52/53; S: (2)-61 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants and strong acids. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
CRYSTALS OR COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides. The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts with strong acids and 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 at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

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
Ingestion may cause effects on the liver. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 165°C
Melting point: 31°C
Density: 0.93 g/cm³
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 133
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.0
Flash point: 67°C c.c. 
 

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately.
Card has been partially updated in January 2008: see Ingestion First Aid. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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