Triethylenemelamine

  • 1,1',1''-s-Triazine-2,4,6-triyltris-aziridine
  • Triaethylenmelamin
  • 2,4,6-tris(1-Aziridinyl)-S-triazine
  • 2,4,6-tris(1'-Aziridinyl)-1,3,5-triazine
Formula
C9H12N6
Structure
Description
Odorless white crystalline powder.
Uses
Manufacture of resinous products, textile finishing agents, insect sterilant, research tool used as positive control for mutagenicity assays, medication: antineoplastic.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
51-18-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-083-5
RTECS
XZ2100000
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Tumorigen; Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
UN (DOT)
2811
Merck
12,9803
Beilstein/Gmelin
242245
Beilstein Reference
5-26-09-00231
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1133
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C9H12N6
Formula mass
204.23
Melting point, °C
160
Boiling point, °C
430
Decomposition point, °C
138
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1E-7 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
pKa/pKb
10.69 (pKb)
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.35
Heat of vaporization
68.6 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container closed when not in use. Poison room locked/refrigerator. Store protected from moisture.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well ventilated area. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale. Do not allow contact with water. Discard contaminated shoes. Keep from contact with moist air and steam.
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
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Cover with sand, dry lime or soda ash and place in a closed container for disposal. Provide ventilation. Do not get water inside containers.
Stability
Polymerizes on exposure to heat, water or aqueous solutions.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, aqueous solutions, moisture, water.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
214
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Extinguishing media: Use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or alcohol-resistant foam. DO NOT USE WATER! Do NOT get water inside containers.
Fire potential
This material is probably combustible.
Hazards
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
3
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Poison_Class
1*
Exposure effects
Effects may be delayed. Causes bone marrow depression. May cause liver and kidney damage and toxicity.
   Ingestion
May be fatal if swallowed. Anorexia & abdominal pain may occur. May cause Headache, euphoria, hiccoughs, muscle weakness, blood in urine, and burning sensation in chest. Causes bone marrow depression.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause irritation of the mucous membranes.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Do not use mouth-to-mouth respiration if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
2811
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
7. Aliphatic amines