Product details

CAS-No. 141-43-5
EINECS-No. 205-483-3
Chemical formula: C2H7NO

Trade name: Monoethanolamine

Synonyms: Ethanolamine | 2-Aminoethan-1-ol | 2-Aminoethanol | 2-Amino-1-ethanol | Monoethanolamine | β-Aminoethanol | β-hydroxyethylamine | β-Aminoethyl alcohol | Glycinol | Olamine | MEA | Ethylolamine | 2-Hydroxyethylamine
Application of the substance / the preparation Basic raw material for the chemical industry


 Specifications GENERAL

MSDS according 91/155 EEC (2001/58 EC)


More information

Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment:
R 20/21/22 Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R 34 Causes burns.

Classification system:

The classification was made according to the latest editions of the EU-lists, and expanded using company data and specialized literature.

Additional information:
Aqueous solutions of this product are alkaline and may have corrosive effects on human tissue.
Chemical characterization:
CAS No. Description:
141-43-5 2-Amino-ethanol

Identification number(s):

EINECS Number: 205-483-3
EU Number: 603-030-00-8
General Information
Form: Fluid
Colour: Colourless
Odour: Ammonia-like

Change in condition:
Melting point/Melting range: 10.3°C
Boiling point/Boiling range: 170°C
Flash point: 85°C
Ignition temperature: 385°C
Danger of explosion: Product does not present an explosion hazard.
Vapour pressure at 20°C: 0.3 hPa
Density at 20°C: 1.01 g/cm3

Solubility in / Miscibility with
Fully miscible
dynamic at 20°C:
23 mPas
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)
ADR/RID class: 8 (C7) Corrosive substances.
Danger code (Kemler): 80
UN-Number: 2491
Packaging group: III
Label: 8
Description of goods: 2491 ETHANOLAMINE
Remarks: Limited quantity: 5l per inner packaging, 30 kg gross per packaging unit

Maritime transport IMDG:

IMDG Class: 8
UN Number: 2491
Label: 8
Packaging group: III
EMS Number: F-A,S-B
Proper shipping name: ETHANOLAMINE

Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:

ICAO/IATA Class: 8
UN/ID Number: 2491
Label: 8
Packaging group: III
Proper shipping name: ETHANOLAMINE

Packing Instructions:
For Limited Quantities: Y818 (Max Net Qty/Pkg: 1,0 l)
Passenger and Cargo Aircraft: 818 (Max Net Qty/Pkg: 5 l)
Cargo Aircraft only: 820(Max Net Qty/Pkg: 60 l)
Markings according to EC guidelines:
The product has been classified and marked in accordance with EU Directives / Ordinance on Hazardous Materials

Risk phrases:
20/21/22 Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
34 Causes burns.

Safety phrases:

26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).

National regulations

Information about limitation of use:

Employment restrictions concerning pregnant and lactating women must be observed.
Restrictions on juvenile employment must be observed.

Water hazard class:
Water hazard class 1 (Assessment by list): slightly hazardous for water.

Hazard description

GHS hazard labels

Hazardous material sign

C Corrosive