Ethylene Diamine

CAS:  107-15-3

Synonyms:    1,2-Diaminoethane; Edamine; Ethylenediamine; Dimethylene Diamine

Uses:    Fungicide; chemical intermediate; manufacture of chelating agents (EDTA), dimethylolethylene-urea resins; emulsifying agent; textile lubricants; antifreeze inhibitor

Hazard:    Vapor inhalations at a concentration of 200 ppm for 5 to 10 minutes will lead to nasal irritation and produce a tingling sensation. Inhalation at concentrations of 400 ppm or greater leads to severe nasal irritation. Respiratory irritation may result. Many individuals are hypersensitive to ethylenediamine exposure; therefore, safe threshold limits are difficult to set.