Tributylamine

  • N,N-Dibutyl-1-butylamine
Formula
(CH3CH2CH2CH2)3N
Structure
Description
Colorless to pale yellow liquid with an ammonia-like odor, hygroscopic.
Uses
Strong base anion exchanger.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
102-82-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-058-7
EC Class
toxic, irritant, dangerous for the environment
R 22 23/24 38 51/53
S 25 28 36/37 45 61
RTECS
YA0350000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
2542
Merck
12,9748
Beilstein/Gmelin
1698872
Beilstein Reference
4-11-00-00122
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-5969
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C12H27N
Formula mass
185.36
Melting point, °C
-70
Boiling point, °C
216
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.15 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
6.38
Saturation Concentration
About 400 ppm at 20 C (calculated for lowest reported vapour pressure).
Critical temperature
365.2
Density
0.7771 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
300 mg/L
Viscosity
0.99 cp (40 C)
Surface tension
24.6 g/s2 (23 C)
Refractive index
1.4299 (20 C)
pKa/pKb
3.11 (pKb)
Partition coefficient, pKow
4.85
Heat of vaporization
45.2 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Store protected from moisture.
B3 D1A E
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well ventilated area. Use spark-proof tools and explosion proof equipment. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Do not ingest or inhale. Discard contaminated shoes. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool. Provide ventilation. Do not get water inside containers.
Disposal code
9
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Moisture, strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, nitrogen.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
63
Autoignition, °C
190
Upper exp. limit, %
6.0
Lower exp. limit, %
1.4
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Water runoff can cause environmental damage. Dike and collect water used to fight fire. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Water may be ineffective. Material is lighter than water and a fire may be spread by the use of water. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas. May polymerize explosively when involved in a fire. Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may explode when heated. Combustible material; may burn but does not ignite readily. Extinguishing media: Do NOT get water inside containers. For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or water spray. For large fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, alcohol-resistant foam.
Fire potential
May burn but does not ignite readily.
Hazards
When heated, vapors may form explosive mixtures with air: indoors, outdoors, and sewers explosion hazards. May polymerize explosively when heated or involved in a fire. Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may explode when heated. Runoff may pollute waterways. Substance may be transported in a molten form.
Combustion products
Combustion may produce irritants and toxic gases.
Health
3
 
Flammability
2
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
Effects may be delayed. Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause CNS stimulation.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed. May cause severe and permanent damage to the digestive tract. May cause perforation of the digestive tract. May cause central nervous system effects. May cause systemic effects.
   Inhalation
May cause severe irritation of the upper respiratory tract with pain, burns, and inflammation. Aspiration may lead to pulmonary edema. May cause systemic effects. In rare instances, exposure may cause sensitization, resulting in inflammation of the mucous membranes and in eczematous eruptions.
   Skin
Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes skin burns. Causes redness and pain. Chronic exposure may result in sensitization. May cause skin rash (in milder cases), and cold and clammy skin with cyanosis or pale color.
   Eyes
Causes eye burns. May cause 'blue haze' or 'halo vision'. Causes redness and pain. May cause lacrimation, conjunctivitis and corneal edema when vapor is absorbed into the tissue of the eye.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a mask.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Discard contaminated clothing in a manner which limits further exposure. SPEEDY ACTION IS CRITICAL! Destroy contaminated shoes.
   Eyes
Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed. Extensive irrigation is required (at least 30 minutes).

Transport.
UN number
2542
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
II
 
7. Aliphatic amines
HS Code
2921 19 80
 
Std. Transport #
4921788