Alfa Aesar Ethylenediamine, 99%
Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar A121320F
Ethylenediamine is a strongly basic amine useful as a building block in chemical synthesis. It is used as a solvent to dissolve proteins such as albumins and casein. It is widely used for color photography developers, binders, adhesives, fabric softeners, curing agents for epoxys and dyes. As a corrosion inhibitor, it plays a vital role in paints and coolants. It is used as an intermediate in the preparation of polyamide resins, fuel additives and lubricants. It acts as a precursor for many polymers like polyurethane fibers and poly(amidoamine), ethylenediamine dihydroiodide (EDDI) as well as the bleaching activator, tetraacetylethylenediamine. It is an important chelating ligand used in the preparation of coordination compounds viz. tris(ethylenediamine)cobalt(III) chloride. It is also involved in the manufacture of many industrial chemicals and forms derivatives with carboxylic acids, nitriles, alcohols, alkylating agents, carbon disulfide, aldehydes and ketones. It is a basic building block to prepare heterocyclic compound such as imidazolidines.
Air and moisture sensitive. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with oxidizing agents, phosphorus halides, aldehydes and organic halides.
|117° to 118°C|
|Soluble in water, alcohol; Slightly soluble in ether|
|8° to 11°C|
Safety and Handling
SDS & Safety Documents
GHS H Statement
May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Flammable liquid and vapor.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
May cause an allergic skin reaction.
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.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: ETHYLENEDIAMINE
RTECSNumber : KH8575000
TSCA : TSCA
storageNote1 : Air Sensitive