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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General information:
Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
Symptoms of poisoning may even occur after several hours; therefore medical observation for at least 48 hours after the accident.
Take affected persons out into the fresh air.
Seek immediate medical advice.

After inhalation:
In case of unconsciousness place patient stably in side position for transportation.
Provide oxygen treatment if affected person has difficulty breathing.
If not breathing, give artificial respiration, preferably mouth to mouth.

After skin contact: After contact with skin, wash immediately almost 15 minutes with plenty of water.

After eye contact: Rinse opened eye for almost 15 minutes under running water.

After swallowing:
Call for a doctor immediately.
Rinse mouth out with water.

Emergency equipment: Provide wash facilities for eyes and skin near work area.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing agents:
Carbon dioxide, dry chemicals, foam, water spray (mist).
Use fire extinguishing methods suitable to surrounding conditions.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
High temperatures may liberate toxic or corrosive gases. Do not breathe smoke or vapours.

Advice for firefighters
Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained respiratory protective device.
Wear fully protective suit

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.

Environmental precautions:
Dilute with plenty of water.
Prevent from spreading (e.g. by damming-in or oil barriers).
Do not allow product to reach sewage system or any water course.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:
Take up small spills with dry chemical absorbent.
Large spills may be taken up with pump or vacuum and finished off with dry chemical absorbent.
May require excavation of contaminated soil. Shovel up residues and place in a labelled sealable container for
subsequent safe disposal. Put leaking container into a labelled drum or overdrum.
Ensure adequate ventilation.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety procedures.
Avoid any direct contact with product.
- Information about fire - and explosion protection: No special measures required.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
- Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
Store in dry, cool, well-ventilated area.
Mechanical ventilation is recommended.
- Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Open receptacle only under localized extractor facilities.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
3265
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
3265 CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
2-bromopropionic acid
Language:
English
Labels:
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
3265
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
3265 CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
(2-bromopropionic acid)
Language:
English
Labels:
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
3265
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
2-bromopropionic acid
Labels:
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
3265
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
(2-bromopropionic acid)
Labels:
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Personal protective equipment:
- General protective and hygienic measures:
The usual precautionary measures are to be adhered to when handling chemicals.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Immediately remove all soiled and contaminated clothing
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.

- Respiratory protection: Not required.

- Protection of hands:
Protective gloves
The glove material has to be impermeable and resistant to the product/ the substance/ the preparation.
Selection of the glove material on consideration of the penetration times, rates of diffusion and the degradation
- Material of gloves
Rubber gloves
Neoprene gloves
- Penetration time of glove material
The exact break trough time has to be found out by the manufacturer of the protective gloves and has to be
observed.

- Eye protection:
Tightly sealed goggles

- Body protection: Use protective suit.

Stability and reactivity

Chemical stability
- Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Stable under normal conditions of use.
Avoid any direct contact with product.

Possibility of hazardous reactions No dangerous reactions known.

Conditions to avoid No further relevant information available.

Incompatible materials:
Reacts with oxidizing agents.
Reacts with reducing agents.
Reacts with strong alkali.
Reacts with strong acids.
Avoid contact with aluminium, magnesium, zinc.

Hazardous decomposition products:
Hydrogen bromide
Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide

Disposal considerations

Recommendation
Must not be disposed together with household garbage. Do not allow product to reach sewage system.

Uncleaned packaging:
- Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
- Recommended cleansing agents: Water, if necessary together with cleansing agents.