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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: The substance will degrade in the atmosphere to form

diethylamine, which is considered to be dangerous by

inhalation.  If vapours are inhaled, move to area of fresh

air.  Seek medical advice if difficulty breathing or if

signs of discomfort.

Emergency measure - Eyes: Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15

minutes.  Seek medical advice.  Show copy of safety sheet to

medical staff.

Treat as for amines

Emergency measure - Skin: Wash with soap and water.  Remove contaminated clothing and

wash before re-use.  Seek medical advice.

Emergency measure - Ingestion: Seek medical advice.

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Carbon dioxide and chemical foam.  The substance is reactive

in water and will react violently forming flammable gas.

Product arising from burning: Complete combustion will lead to carbon dioxide, nitrogen

oxides, water and titanium oxide. Under confined conditions,

incomplete combustion may lead to the formation of carbon

monoxide and amines.

Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: Face protection with breathing apparatus, coveralls and

chemical resistant rubber gloves.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Absorb onto sand, paper or other suitable absorbant material

and dispose of as hazardous waste.  The area of spill may be

washed with detergent and water if there is good ventilation

and no source of ignition.

Contain area of spill with sandbags or other suitable


Handling and storage

Handling: Protective equipment when handling the substance in bulk or

during transfer prior to use should include suitable rubber

or neoprene gloves, goggles and protective outer clothing.

The area should have good ventilation or breathing apparatus

should be used.

Precautions should be followed as considered appropriate for


Storage: Store cool (< 10°C) in the dark.  Avoid exposure to water or


Packaging of the substance and or preparation: Expected to be imported in stainless steel containers with a

volume of approximately 1.2 litres

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Special provisions / remarks
Transport code: 2PE 23
Transport: The substance is considered corrosive for transport on the

basis of data available for diethylamine.

Recommended class 2.1, 2PE 23
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: None reported

Chemical reaction with water: Reacts with water forming release of diethylamine, which is

flammable and may be evolved in dangerous quantities.

Dust explosion: Not applicable

Dust explosion determined by test: N

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Not possible to recover after use or if spilled.  The

substance reacts rapidly in the presence of moist air.

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: Small amounts can be mixed in a large excess of water

(heeding warnings of exothermic reaction).  The degradation

product diethylamine will dissolve in an excess of water and

can be neutralised with weak acid.

The diluted solution is not considered to be dangerous.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Not recommended

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: This is recommended for disposal, waste gas scrubbing to

remove noxious fumes should be used.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: Not recommended.

Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Not applicable for the public