Material Safety Data Sheet
MSDS Name: Benzylamine, 99%
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
AC105850000, AC105850050, AC105851000, AC105855000
Benzenemethanamine; (Phenylmethyl)amine; alpha-Aminotoluene;
Acros Organics N.V.
One Reagent Lane
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information in North America, call: 800-ACROS-01
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300
Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
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Hazard Symbols: C
Risk Phrases: 21/22 34
Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: clear slightly yellow liquid. Flash Point: 72 deg C.
Danger! Corrosive. Causes eye and skin burns.
Lachrymator (substance which increases the flow of tears). The
toxicological properties of this material have not been fully
investigated. Causes digestive and respiratory tract burns. Harmful
if swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Combustible liquid
Target Organs: Eyes, skin, mucous membranes.
Potential Health Effects
Causes eye burns. Lachrymator (substance which increases the flow
Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes skin burns.
Harmful if swallowed. Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. May cause
severe gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea, vomiting and
possible burns. The toxicological properties of this substance have
not been fully investigated.
Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. The toxicological
properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
Inhalation of vapors causes irritation of the mucous membranes.
No information found.
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for
at least 15 minutes. Get medical aid immediately.
In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for
at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Get medical aid immediately. Wash clothing before reuse.
If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately.
If victim is fully conscious, give a cupful of water. Never give
anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
As in any fire, 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. Use water
spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Contact with metals may
evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Combustible liquid and vapor. Vapors
are heavier than air and may travel to a source of ignition and flash
back. Vapors can spread along the ground and collect in low or
For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or water spray.
For large fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, alcohol-resistant
foam, or water spray. Cool containers with flooding quantities of
water until well after fire is out.
Flash Point: 72 deg C ( 161.60 deg F)
Autoignition Temperature: 390 deg C ( 734.00 deg F)
Explosion Limits, Lower:0.70
(estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 2; Instability: 0
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth),
then place in suitable container. Clean up spills immediately,
observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Remove all
sources of ignition. Provide ventilation. A vapor suppressing foam
may be used to reduce vapors.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a
well-ventilated area. 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. Keep away from 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.
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.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped
with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate
ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
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OSHA Vacated PELs:
No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear chemical goggles and face shield.
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
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. Follow the
OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134
or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or
European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: clear slightly yellow
pH: Strongly alkaline
Vapor Pressure: 133 mbar @ 120
Vapor Density: 3.70 (Air=1)
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 182-185 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:10 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Slightly soluble.
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures. Absorbs carbon
dioxide from the air.
Conditions to Avoid:
High temperatures, mechanical shock, ignition sources, excess heat,
temperatures above 65°C, plastics.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong oxidizing agents, acids, anhydrides, isocyanates, acid
anhydrides, acid chlorides, aldehydes, N-chlorosuccinimide.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and
gases, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
CAS# 100-46-9: DP1488500
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
No information available.
No information available.
No information available.
No information available.
No information available.
The hazard classification for this product is based on supp
Section 12 - Ecological Information
Fish: Fathead Minnow: LC50 = 94.5-106 mg/L; 96 Hr.; Flow-through,
23.9 degrees C, pH 7.9Fish: Fathead Minnow: EC50 = 17-21.4 mg/L;
5,10,15 Minutes; Microtox test
No data available.
If released to soil or water, benzylamine is expected to biodegrade.
If released to the atmosphere, benzylamine will exist primarily in
the vapor-phase where it will degrade by reaction with
photochemically produced hydroxyl radicals (estimated half-life of
Based upon a measured log Kow of 1.09, the BCF for benzylamine can be
estimated to be 4 from a recommended regression-derived equation.
This estimated BCF value indicates that bioconcentration in aquatic
organisms is not important environmentally.
Section 13 - Disposal Considerations
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified
as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3.
Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to
ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 - Transport Information
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Section 15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 100-46-9 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 100-46-9: acute, flammable.
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous
Substances under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority
Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants
under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous
CAS# 100-46-9 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA,
FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
R 21/22 Harmful in contact with skin and if
R 34 Causes burns.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately
with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves
and eye/face protection.
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
medical advice immediately (show the label where
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 100-46-9: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 100-46-9 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product does not have a WHMIS classification.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 4/30/1999
Revision #4 Date: 1/21/2002
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