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General Description

  • Synonyms: 2-[(2-aminoethyl)amino]-ethanol
  • OSHA IMIS Code Number: A120
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 111-41-1
  • NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: KJ6300000
  • Chemical Description and Physical Properties:
    • Colorless liquid with a mild ammonia-like odor
    • molecular weight: 104.15
    • vapor pressure: < 0.01 mm
    • molecular formula: C4H12N2O
    • boiling point: 242.8°C
    • melting point: -45°C
  • Incompatibilities: Strong oxidizers, hot water

Health Factors

  • Potential Symptoms: irritant to skin, eyes, mucous membranes and respiratory system
  • Health Effects: irritant to skin, eyes, mucous membranes and respiratory system
  • Affected Organs: skin, eyes, mucous membranes, respiratory system

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
  • Coated XAD-2 tube (80/40 mg sections; 20/40 mesh) coated with 10 % (w/w) 1-naphthylisothiocyanate (NITC)
  • maximum volume: 100 Liters
  • analytical solvent: dimethylformamide
  • maximum volume: 10 liters
  • maximum flow rate: 0.1 L/min (TWA)
  • current analytical method: Liquid Chromatography UV detection at 254 and 280 nm; LC/UV
  • method reference: (OSHA In-house file)
  • method classification: Partially Validated

column: CNM mobile phase: 80:20 isooctane:isopropanol

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