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2-aminoethanol

EC / List no.: 205-483-3

CAS no.: 141-43-5

Mol. formula: C2H7NO

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GHS05: Corrosive GHS07: Health hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance causes severe skin burns and eye damage, is harmful if swallowed, is harmful in contact with skin and is harmful if inhaled.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is toxic if inhaled, is harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects, causes serious eye damage, is suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child, may cause respiratory irritation, may cause an allergic skin reaction and may cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 100 000 - 1 000 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products, washing & cleaning products, coating products, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), inks and toners and adhesives and sealants.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Article service life

Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials), indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment), outdoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. tyres, treated wooden products, treated textile and fabric, brake pads in trucks or cars, sanding of buildings (bridges, facades) or vehicles (ships)) and indoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. release from fabrics, textiles during washing, removal of indoor paints).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: wood (e.g. floors, furniture, toys), metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery), paper (e.g. tissues, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, wallpaper) and plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, lubricants and greases, metal working fluids, polymers, laboratory chemicals, fuels, inks and toners, leather treatment products and paper chemicals and dyes.
This substance is used in the following areas: building & construction work, scientific research and development and printing and recorded media reproduction.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and machinery and vehicles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: fuels, metal surface treatment products, non-metal-surface treatment products, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), pH regulators and water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, photo-chemicals and semiconductors.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: metal working fluids, fuels, pH regulators and water treatment products, inks and toners, leather treatment products, paper chemicals and dyes, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), laboratory chemicals, lubricants and greases, washing & cleaning products and extraction agents.
This substance is used in the following areas: municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and electrical, electronic and optical equipment.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles, of substances in closed systems with minimal release and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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