Isopropylamine is a colorless, alkaline liquid, very volatile, moderately toxic, highly flammable. Dangerous fire hazard when exposed to heat, flame, sparks, or strong oxidizers. When heated to decomposition Isopropylamine emits toxic fumes of oxides of nitrogen [M. K.]. A mixture of Isopropylamine and perchloryl fluoride resulted in an uncontrolled oxidation and/or explosion, [J. Org. Chem., 1980, 45, 4036]. The reaction of 1-chloro-2,3-epoxypropane and the amine and most probably other nitrogen bases, yields a violent exotherm, [Chem. & Ind., 1971, 994].
Air & Water Reactions
Highly flammable. Water soluble.
A clear colorless liquid with an ammonia-like odor. Flash point -35°F. Boiling point 90°F. Less dense than water Vapors heavier than air. Produces toxic oxides of nitrogen during combustion. Used as a solvent and to make other chemicals.
Inhalation causes nose and throat irritation, severe coughing, and chest pain due to irritation of air passages; can cause lung edema and loss of consciousness. Ingestion causes nausea, salivation and severe irritation of mouth and stomach. Contact with eyes causes severe irritation and possible edema of the cornea. Contact with skin causes severe irritation.
ChEBI: A member of the class of alkylamines that is propane carrying an amino group at position 2.