NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

m-Xylene-alpha,alpha'-diamine CAS 1477-55-0
C6H4(CH2NH2)2 RTECS PF8970000
Synonyms & Trade Names
1,3-bis(Aminomethyl)benzene; 1,3-Benzenedimethanamine; MXDA; m-Phenylenebis(methylamine); m-Xylylenediamine
DOT ID & Guide
NIOSH REL: C 0.1 mg/m3 [skin]
OSHA PEL†: none
IDLH N.D. Conversion
Physical Description
Colorless liquid.
MW: 136.2
BP: 477°F
FRZ: 58°F
Sol: Miscible
VP(77°F): 0.03 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 1.032
Fl.P: 243°F
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Class IIIB Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 200°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported
Measurement Methods
OSHA 105
Personal Protection & Sanitation
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations To be added later
Exposure Routes inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms In animals: irritation eyes, skin; liver, kidney, lung damage
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver, kidneys