Triethylamine For HPLC MSDS
Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Triethylamine For HPLC
Catalog Codes: SLT2233
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Triethylamine For HPLC
CI#: Not applicable.
Synonym: Diethylamino ethane
Chemical Name: Ethanamine, N,N-diethyl
Chemical Formula: (CH3CH2)3N
Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Name CAS # % by Weight
Triethylamine 121-44-8 100
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Triethylamine: ORAL (LD50): Acute: 460 mg/kg [Rat.]. DERMAL (LD50): Acute: 570
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Very hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant). Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of inhalation. Slightly
hazardous in case of ingestion. Inflammation of the eye is characterized by redness, watering, and itching.
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
The substance is toxic to kidneys, liver.
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
Check for and remove any contact lenses. Immediately flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes,
keeping eyelids open. Finish by rinsing thoroughly with running water to avoid a possible infection. Cold water
may be used.
After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. Gently and thoroughly wash the contaminated skin
with running water and non-abrasive soap. Be particularly careful to clean folds, crevices, creases and groin.
Cold water may be used. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Wash contaminated clothing before reusing.
Serious Skin Contact:
Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek immediate
Inhalation: Allow the victim to rest in a well ventilated area. Seek immediate medical attention.
Serious Inhalation: Not available.
Do not induce vomiting. Examine the lips and mouth to ascertain whether the tissues are damaged, a possible
indication that the toxic material was ingested; the absence of such signs, however, is not conclusive. Loosen
tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. Seek immediate medical attention.
Serious Ingestion: Not available.
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: Flammable.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: 215°C (419°F)
Flash Points: CLOSED CUP: -8.3°C (17.1°F). OPEN CUP: -6.67°C (20°F) (Cleveland).
Flammable Limits: LOWER: 1.2% UPPER: 8%
Products of Combustion: These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2).
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Highly flammable in presence of open flames and sparks, of heat, of
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:
Flammable liquid, soluble or dispersed in water.
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
LARGE FIRE: Use alcohol foam, water spray or fog.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards:
Vapor may travel considerable distance to source of ignition and flash back. When heated to decomposition it
emits toxic fumes.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not available.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Dilute with water and mop up, or absorb with an inert dry material and place in an appropriate waste disposal
container. If necessary: Neutralize the residue with a dilute solution of acetic acid. Finish cleaning by spreading
water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements.
Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Stop leak if without risk. Absorb with DRY earth, sand or
other non-combustible material. Do not touch spilled material. Prevent entry into sewers, basements or confined
areas; dike if needed. Eliminate all ignition sources. Neutralize the residue with a dilute solution of acetic acid.
Be careful that the product is not present at a concentration level above TLV. Check TLV on the MSDS and with local
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not
ingest. Do not breathe gas/fumes/ vapour/spray. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory
equipment If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label. Avoid contact with
skin and eyes
Alkalis may be stored in heavy duty gauge steel containers. Flammable materials should be stored in a separate
safety storage cabinet or room. Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Keep container
tightly closed. Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place. Ground all equipment containing material. A refrigerated
room would be preferable for materials with a flash point lower than 37.8°C (100°F).
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne concentrations of vapors below their
respective threshold limit value. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are proximal to the
Splash goggles. Lab coat. Vapor respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Vapor respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be
used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist
BEFORE handling this product.
TWA: 10 STEL: 15 (ppm) from ACGIH (TLV) 
TWA: 41 STEL: 62 (mg/m3) from ACGIH 
Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Liquid. (Oily liquid.)
Odor: Ammoniacal. (Strong.)
Taste: Not available.
Molecular Weight: 101.1 g/mole
pH (1% soln/water): 10 [Basic.]
Boiling Point: 89.7°C (193.5°F)
Melting Point: -115°C (-175°F)
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: 0.73 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: 54 mm of Hg (@ 20°C)
Vapor Density: 3.48 (Air = 1)
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water, methanol, diethyl ether.
Solubility: Easily soluble in cold water, hot water, methanol, diethyl ether.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
Stability: The product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Not available.
Incompatibility with various substances: Slightly reactive to reactive with oxidizing agents.
Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Reactivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Eye contact. Inhalation.
Toxicity to Animals:
Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 460 mg/kg [Rat.].
Acute dermal toxicity (LD50): 570 mg/kg [Rabbit.].
Chronic Effects on Humans: The substance is toxic to kidneys, liver.
Other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of inhalation.
Slightly hazardous in case of ingestion.
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Lacrymator.
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Material is destructive to tissue of the mucous membranes and upper
Section 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: Not available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The products of degradation are more toxic.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Section 14: Transport Information
DOT Classification: Class 3: Flammable liquid.
Identification: : Triethylamine : UN1296 PG: II
Special Provisions for Transport: Not available.
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations:
Massachusetts RTK: Triethylamine
TSCA 8(b) inventory: Triethylamine
SARA 313 toxic chemical notification and release reporting: Triethylamine
CERCLA: Hazardous substances.: Triethylamine
Other Regulations: OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
CLASS B-2: Flammable liquid with a flash point lower than 37.8°C (100°F).
CLASS D-1B: Material causing immediate and serious toxic effects (TOXIC).
CLASS D-2B: Material causing other toxic effects (TOXIC).
R11- Highly flammable.
R38- Irritating to skin.
R41- Risk of serious damage to eyes.
Health Hazard: 3
Fire Hazard: 3
Personal Protection: h
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Vapor respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or
equivalent. Wear appropriate respirator
when ventilation is inadequate.
Section 16: Other Information
-Hawley, G.G.. The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11e ed., New York N.Y., Van Nostrand Reinold, 1987.
-Material safety data sheet emitted by: la Commission de la Santé et de la Sécurité du Travail du Québec.
-SAX, N.I. Dangerous Properties of Indutrial Materials. Toronto, Van Nostrand Reinold, 6e ed. 1984.
-The Sigma-Aldrich Library of Chemical Safety Data, Edition II.
-Guide de la loi et du règlement sur le transport des marchandises dangeureuses au canada. Centre de conformité
internatinal Ltée. 1986.
Other Special Considerations: Not available.
Created: 10/10/2005 12:08 AM
Last Updated: 11/06/2008 12:00 PM