2-(Methylamino)ethanol is used as an intermediate in synthetic chemistry. It finds application in various fields such as textile lubricants, polishes, detergents and in personal care products. It is also involved in electrostatic automotive coatings and in acid gas scrubbing. Further, it serves as an intermediate in polymers and pharmaceuticals. In addition to this, it is used as a solvent in the natural gas-processing industry.
Miscible with water, alcohol and ether.
Incompatible with oxidizing agents, acids, copper, copper alloys, zinc and galvanized iron.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: AMINES, LIQUID, CORROSIVE, N.O.S.
RTECSNumber : KL6650000
TSCA : TSCA