Monoethylamine has a strong ammoniacal or fishy odor. Monoethylamine is used as a building block for the synthesis of many other commercial compounds. It is commercially available as an anhydrous gas in pressurized containers or as a solution in water.
Clear, colorless liquid with strong ammoniacal odor, available as 65% or 70% solution in water*.
Sp. Gr. at 20ºC
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IMDG ClassClass 3
UN Code No.2270
*Product can be made available at desired dilution up to 70%.
As a raw material for herbicides like Atrazine, Simazine and Cyanazine.
As a raw material in the manufacture of Carbamate Formaldehyde condensate used for wash and wear fabrics.
As intermediate / catalyst in the production of Ethyl Cyano Pyrolidone disperse and reactive dyes.
As a catalyst in the production of Urethane foam.
Can be handled in a safe manner in containers. Great care should be taken while opening drums and vials of sample, because of its vapour pressure. Avoid contact with copper and its alloys.
Monoethylamine drums should be stored in a cool and well ventilated area, away from sources of ignition.
Health & Safety
Monoethylamine is irritating to skin, eyes and mucous membrane. In case of contact, affected area should be washed with plenty of water at least for 15 minutes. A dilute solution of Acetic Acid (2%) should be used to neutralize the amine.
Continuous inhalation of fumes and ingestion should be avoided. In event of inhalation or ingestion, victim should be moved to fresh air and oxygen should be administered. To dilute the chemical in stomach, patient should consume copious quantity of milk and water. A medical practitioner should be consulted at once.
Personal protective equipment should always be used while handling.
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