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2,6-DIAMINOTOLUENEICSC: 0340
October 2001
CAS #: 823-40-52-Methyl-1,3-benzenediamine
1,3-Diamino-2-methylbenzene
2-Methyl-m-phenylenediamine
EINECS #: 212-513-9

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, foam, dry powder.   

 AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Blue lips, fingernails and skin. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Shortness of breath. Confusion. Convulsions. Nausea. Unconsciousness.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Further see Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
2,6-DIAMINOTOLUENE ICSC: 0340
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS. TURNS BROWN ON EXPOSURE TO AIR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms toxic fumes of nitrogen oxides. 

Formula: C6H3CH3(NH2)2 / C7H10N2
Molecular mass: 122
Boiling point: 289°C
Melting point: 105-106°C
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 150°C: 2.13  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the blood. This may result in the formation of methaemoglobin. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 21/22-43-51/53-68; S: (2)-24-36/37-61 

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