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PRODUCT NAME: TRIMETHYLAMINE 1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
BOC Gases, Division of The BOC Group, Inc. 575 Mountain Avenue Murray Hill, NJ 07974 TELEPHONE NUMBER: (908) 464-8100 24-HOUR EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: CHEMTREC (800) 424-9300 BOC Gases Division of BOC Canada Limited 5975 Falbourne Street, Unit 2 Mississauga, Ontario L5R 3W6 TELEPHONE NUMBER: (905) 501-1700 24-HOUR EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: (905) 501-0802 EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN NO: 20101
PRODUCT NAME: TRIMETHYLAMINE CHEMICAL NAME: Trimethylamine COMMON NAMES/SYNONYMS: N,N-Dimethylmethanamine; TMA TDG (Canada) CLASSIFICATION: 2.1 WHMIS CLASSIFICATION: A, B1, E, D2B PREPARED BY: Loss Control (908)464-8100/(905)501-1700 PREPARATION DATE: 6/1/95 REVIEW DATE: 6/7/96
2. Composition, Information on Ingredients
INGREDIENT Trimethylamine FORMULA: C3H9N CAS: 79-50-3 RTECS #: PA0350000
% VOLUME > 99.0
PEL-OSHA1 Not Available
TLV-ACGIH2 5 ppm TWA 15 ppm STEL
LD50 or LC50 Route/Species LC 50 19000 mg/m3 (mouse)
As stated in 29 CFR 1910, Subpart Z (revised July 1, 1993) As stated in the ACGIH 1994-95 Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents
3. Hazards Identification
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW Corrosive and irritating to the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Inhalation may result in chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema. Highly flammable.
MSDS: G-83 Revised: 6/7/96
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MSDS: G-83 Revised: 6/7/96 Page 2 of 6 . and may cause destruction of all ocular tissue. Higher level concentrations are extremely destructive to the airway and could result in chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema. Continue for a minimum of 15 minutes. Seek immediate medical attention. Part eyelids to assure complete flushing. Inhalation may have fatal consequences as a result of spasm. Higher concentrations may cause painful burns and ulcerations.PRODUCT NAME: TRIMETHYLAMINE ROUTE OF ENTRY: Skin Contact Yes HEALTH EFFECTS: Exposure Limits Yes Teratogen No Synergistic Effects None Reported Carcinogenicity: -. INGESTION EFFECTS: None specified. Flush contaminated eyes with copious quantities of water.NTP: No IARC: No Skin Absorption No Eye Contact Yes Inhalation Yes Ingestion Yes Irritant Yes Reproductive Hazard No Sensitization No Mutagen No OSHA: No EYE EFFECTS: Corrosive and irritating to the eyes. Symptoms may include shortness of breath. inflammation and edema of the larynx and bronchi. and vomiting. First Aid Measures EYES: PERSONS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE SHOULD NOT WEAR CONTACT LENSES. SKIN EFFECTS: Corrosive and irritating to the skin and all living tissue. nausea. INHALATION EFFECTS: Corrosive and irritating to the upper and lower respiratory tract. NFPA HAZARD CODES Health: 3 Flammability: 4 Reactivity: 0 HMIS HAZARD CODES Health: 3 Flammability: 4 Reactivity: 0 RATINGS SYSTEM 0 = No Hazard 1 = Slight Hazard 2 = Moderate Hazard 3 = Serious Hazard 4 = Severe Hazard 4. Mild concentrations may cause conjunctivitis. Burns to the eyes may result in ulceration of the conjunctivae and cornea. headache. Severe destruction of tissues will result from prolonged exposure. Toxic level exposure to dermal tissue causes severe burns.
Further treatment should be symptomatic and supportive. If leak is in container or container valve. FIRE FIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS: Fire fighters should wear self-contained breathing apparatus and butyl rubber boots. stop the flow of Trimethylamine. A physician should be informed that the "burn" was caused by an alkaline solution. Carbon Monoxide Sensitivity to mechanical shock: None Sensitivity to static discharge: None FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Trimethylamine is heavier than air and may travel a considerable distance to a source of ignition.PRODUCT NAME: TRIMETHYLAMINE SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing as rapidly as possible. If water is used as extinguishing media. Accidental Release Measures Evacuate all personnel from affected area. If breathing has stopped administer artificial resuscitation and supplemental oxygen. If possible. Use water spray to cool surrounding containers. be certain to purge piping with inert gas prior to attempting repairs. Quick removal from the contaminated area is most important. dry chemical. Victims should be assisted to an uncontaminated area and inhale fresh air. INGESTION: Not specified.6 Hazardous combustion products: Nitrogen Compounds. Seek immediate medical attention. A weak (1-2%) acetic acid solution or vinegar may be used as a counteractant. 5. increase ventilation to prevent flammable mixture formation in low areas or pockets. 6. INHALATION: PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION IS MANDATORY IN ALL CASES OF OVEREXPOSURE. RESCUE PERSONNEL SHOULD BE EQUIPPED WITH SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS. EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Water. contact the appropriate emergency telephone number listed in Section 1 or call your closest BOC location. MSDS: G-83 Revised: 6/7/96 Page 3 of 6 . recognize that aqueous solutions of trimethylamine are also flammable. Use appropriate protective equipment. Flush affected area with copious quantities of water.0 UEL(%): 11. If leak is in user’s equipment. carbon dioxide. Should flame be extinguished and flow of gas continue. Fire Fighting Measures Conditions of Flammability: Flammable Vapor and Liquid Method: Autoignition Flash point: Closed Cup Temperature: 374 oF (190 oC) 8 to 18 oF (-8 to 13 oC) LEL(%): 2.
Use a pressure reducing regulator when connecting cylinder to lower pressure (<100 psig) piping or systems. slide or roll cylinders. Do not allow the temperature where cylinders are stored to exceed 130 oF (54 oC). and zInc. Handling and Storage Electrical classification: Group B. copper and its alloys. Subpart Z (revised July 1. Personal Protection EXPOSURE LIMITS1: INGREDIENT Trimethylamine FORMULA: C3H9N CAS: 79-50-3 RTECS #: PA0350000 1 % VOLUME > 99.0 PEL-OSHA2 Not Available TLV-ACGIH3 5 ppm TWA 15 ppm STEL LD50 or LC50 Route/Species LC 50 19000 mg/m3 (mouse) 2 3 Refer to individual state of provincial regulations. Exposure Controls.PRODUCT NAME: TRIMETHYLAMINE 7.): In accordance with electrical codes. and its alloys. Carbon steel. Valve protection caps must remain in place unless container is secured with valve outlet piped to use point. Never carry a compressed gas cylinder or a container of a gas in cryogenic liquid form in an enclosed space such as a car trunk. Use a suitable hand truck for cylinder movement. Electrical equipment should be non-sparking or explosion proof. For additional storage recommendations. Class 1. asphyxiation or a toxic exposure. Natural rubber. Use only in well-ventilated areas.particularly silver. 1993) As stated in the ACGIH 1994-1995 Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents. tin. Do not heat cylinder by any means to increase rate of product from the cylinder. As stated in 29 CFR 1910. consult Compressed Gas Association’s Pamphlet P-1. Lead is the preferred gasket material. Full & empty cylinders should be segregated. well-ventilated areas of non-combustible construction away from heavily trafficked areas and emergency exits. Store in cool. 8. A leak can result in a fire. Do not drag. Use local ventilation to prevent accumulation above the exposure limit. as applicable. stainless steel and Monel ® are acceptable for use with trimethylamine. explosion. Buna S ®. Mechanical (Gen. Earth ground and bond all lines and equipment associated with the trimethylamine system. Buna N ® and cellulose acetate are not acceptable plastics or elastomers to use. Use a check valve or trap in the discharge line to prevent hazardous back flow into cylinder. MSDS: G-83 Revised: 6/7/96 Page 4 of 6 . Protect cylinders from physical damage. for limits which may be more stringent than those listed here. van or station wagon. dry. Most other metals are not compatible . Use a "first in-first out" inventory system to prevent full cylinders from being stored for excessive periods of time. EYE/FACE PROTECTION: Safety goggles or glasses. ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Hood with forced ventilation. Cylinders should be stored upright and firmly secured to prevent falling or being knocked over. nickel.
liquid. PVC or butyl rubber apron. alloys. HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Ammonia. Colorless liquid or gas.000 mg/m3. perchlorates. 9. copper alloys. ammoniacal odor.3 (195 kPa) psia : 2. tin. RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Positive pressure air line with full-face mask and escape bottle or self-contained breathing apparatus should be available for emergency use. Toxicological Information LC50 (Mouse) . face shield and polyethylene. permanganates. silver.1 : Not Available : Not Available : Not Available : Soluble : Not Available : Strong. Stability and Reactivity STABILITY: Stable INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS: Mercury. Contact with mercury may produce explosive compounds. nitric acid halogens and peroxides. zInc. safety shower. 10. Physical and Chemical Properties PARAMETER Physical state (gas. nickel. Reacts violently when mixed with oxidizing agents such as nitrates.Inhalation of 19. OTHER/GENERAL PROTECTION: Safety shoes. MSDS: G-83 Revised: 6/7/96 Page 5 of 6 . chromates. solid) Vapor pressure Vapor density at STP (Air = 1) Evaporation point Boiling point Freezing point pH Specific gravity Oil/water partition coefficient Solubility (H20) Odor threshold Odor and appearance VALUE UNITS : Gas or liquid : 28.8 o C : -117.16 : Not Available o F : 37.PRODUCT NAME: TRIMETHYLAMINE SKIN PROTECTION: Butyl rubber. PVC or polyethylene. eyewash "fountain".2 o C : 2. HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur 11. fishy.9 o F : -178.
Regulatory Information SARA TITLE III NOTIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION SARA TITLE III . Transport Information PARAMETER PROPER SHIPPING NAME: HAZARD CLASS: IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: SHIPPING LABEL: United States DOT Trimethylamine. Anhydrous 2. Shipment of a compressed gas cylinder which has not been filled by the owner or with his/her (written) consent is a violation of transportation regulations. WITH ANY VALVE OUTLET PLUGS OR CAPS SECURED AND VALVE PROTECTION CAP IN PLACE to BOC Gases or authorized distributor for proper disposal. we extend no warranties and make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. the container must be also marked with the letters “RQ”. Other Information Compressed gas cylinders shall not be refilled without the express written permission of the owner.1 UN 1083 FLAMMABLE GAS Additional Marking Requirement: If net weight of product > 100 pounds. DISCLAIMER OF EXPRESSED AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES: Although reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of this document.PRODUCT NAME: TRIMETHYLAMINE 12. Anhydrous 2. Each individual should make a determination as to the suitability of the information for their particular purpose(s). the shipping papers must be also marked with the letters “RQ”. Ecological Information No data given 13.HAZARD CLASSES: Acute Health Hazard Fire Hazard Sudden Release of Pressure Hazard 16. Additional Shipping Paper Description Requirement: If net weight of product > 100 pounds. 15. Return in the shipping container PROPERLY LABELED. 14. Disposal Considerations Do not attempt to dispose of residual waste or unused quantities. MSDS: G-83 Revised: 6/7/96 Page 6 of 6 .1 UN 1083 FLAMMABLE GAS Canada TDG Trimethylamine. and assume no responsibility regarding the suitability of this information for the user's intended purposes or for the consequences of its use.
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