|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Highly flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.||Use water in large amounts, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.|
|EXPLOSION||Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.||Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Use non-sparking handtools.||In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|EXPOSURE||AVOID ALL CONTACT!|
|Inhalation||Burning sensation. Cough. Headache. Sore throat. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Pain. Serious skin burns.||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.||Wear 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 refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Shock or collapse.||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 .|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Remove all ignition sources. Cover the spilled material with foam. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.||
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Symbol: F+, C; R: 12-20/22-34; S: (1/2)-3-16-26-29-36/37/39-45; Note: B
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Subsidiary Risks: 8; UN Pack Group: II
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GFC-II.
NFPA Code: H3; F4; R0.
|Fireproof. Cool. Separated from strong acids, oxidants, aluminium, copper, copper alloys, mercury, zinc and food and feedstuffs. Well closed.|
Physical State; Appearance
SOLUTION IN WATER WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Boiling point: 51°C
Melting point: -37°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 26.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.14
Flash point: -18°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 400°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.8-14.4
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.2
Viscosity: 3.4 mPa/s at 27°C
|The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.|
Toxicity information applies to aqueous solutions containing dimethylamine over 15%, and physical properties will vary according to concentration.
Physical properties of this card are for the 40% solution.
See ICSC 0260 Dimethylamine gas in a cylinder.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations