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First-aid measures

Inhalation: If experiencing any discomfort, remove the exposed person from exposure. Get medical attention immediately if symptoms develop.

Ingestion: If the exposed person is conscious, let him/her rinse mouth and drink several glasses of water or milk, but do not induce vomiting. If vomiting does occur, rinse mouth and drink several glasses of fluid again. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Make the exposed person lie down and keep him/her steady. Get medical attention immediately.

Eye contact: Immediately rinse with much water or eyewash solution, occasionally opening eyelids, until no evidence of chemical remains. Remove contact lenses after a few minutes and rinse again. See physician immediately.

Skin contact: Immediately flush skin with much water while removing contaminated clothing and footwear. Wash with water and soap. See physician immediately.

Note to physician – treatment: Irritation should be treated as usual against effects of acids or acid fumes. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Gastric lavage and the administration of activated charcoal can be considered, but possible mucosal damage may contraindicate the use of gastric lavage.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing Media and Procedure: Dry chemical or carbon dioxide for small fires, water spray or foam for large fires.

Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Approach fire from upwind to avoid hazardous vapours and toxic decomposition products. Fight fire from protected location or maximum possible distance.

Avoid heavy hose streams. Dike area to prevent water runoff. Firemen should wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing.

Hazardous decomposition products in a fire: The essential breakdown products are volatile, toxic, flammable and malodorous compounds such as hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and various fluorinated and chlorinated organic compounds.

Accidental release measures

Personal protection: Observe all protection and safety precautions. Depending on the magnitude of the spill this may mean wearing respirator, face mask or eye protection, chemical resistant clothing, gloves and boots when cleaning up spills. See section 8, Personal protection.

Steps to be taken in case of spill: It is recommended to have a predetermined plan for the handling of spills. Empty, closable vessels (not metal) for the collection of spills should be available.

Stop the source of the spill immediately if safe to do so. Contain the spill to prevent any further contamination of surface, soil or water.

Cleaning method: Spills on the floor or other impervious surface should be absorbed onto an absorptive material such as universal binder, hydrated lime, Fuller’s earth or other absorbent clays. Collect the contaminated absorbent in suitable containers. Rinse area with strong industrial detergent. Absorb wash liquid with absorbent and transfer to suitable containers. Wash waters must be prevented from entering surface water drains.

Large spills which soak into the ground should be dug up and transferred to suitable containers.

Spills in water should be contained as much as possible by isolation of the contaminated water. The contaminated water must be collected and removed for treatment or disposal. Uncontrolled discharge into water courses must be alerted to the appropriate regulatory body.

Disposal: The used containers should be properly closed and labelled. Refer to later section for disposal considerations.

Handling and storage

Precautions to be taken in handling: It is recommended to avoid all personal contact with the product, if possible by use of closed systems and remote system control. Otherwise it is recommended to handle the material by mechanical means as much as possible. Adequate ventilation or local exhaust ventilation is required. The exhaust gases should be filtered or treated otherwise. For personal protection, see later section.

Precautions to be taken in storing: Store dry in closed, labelled containers. The storage room should be constructed of incombustible material, closed, ventilated and with impermeable floor, without access of unauthorised persons or children. The room should exclusively be used for storage of chemicals. Food, drink, feed or seed should not be present. A warning sign reading “POISON” is recommended. A hand wash station should be available.


Specific use: The substance is a chemical intermediate for industrial use.

Fire and explosion precautions: NA

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

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Substance is not transported, since it is an onsite isolated intermediate.
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Substance is not transported, since it is an onsite isolated intermediate.

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Substance is not transported, since it is an onsite isolated intermediate.

Additional transport information

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Special provisions / remarks / other:
Substance is not transported, since it is an onsite isolated intermediate.

Exposure controls / personal protection

Personal exposure limits: To our knowledge, exposure limits have not been established for this compound. However, exposure limits defined by local regulations may exist and must be observed.

Personal protection: When used in a closed system, personal protection equipment will not be required. The following is meant for other situations, when the use of a closed system is not possible, or when it is necessary to open the system. Consider the need to render equipment or piping systems non-hazardous before opening.

Respiratory protection: Provide local exhaust ventilation system. In the event of a discharge of the material which produces a heavy vapour or mist, workers should put on officially approved respiratory protection equipment with a universal filter type including particle filter.

Protective gloves: Wear chemical resistant gloves, such as barrier laminate, butyl rubber or nitrile rubber. The breakthrough times of these materials for the substance are unknown. Generally, however, the use of protective gloves will give only partial protection against dermal exposure. Small tears in the gloves and cross-contamination can easily occur. It is recommended to limit the work to be done manually and to change the gloves frequently.

Eye protection: Wear face shield rather than goggles or safety glasses. It is recommended to have an eye wash fountain immediately available in the work area when there is a potential for eye contact.

Other protection: Wear appropriate chemical resistant clothing to prevent skin contact.

Work/hygienic practices: Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing. Do not breathe vapour or dust.  

Remove contaminated clothing immediately. Wash thoroughly after handling. Before removing gloves, wash them with water and soap. After work, take off all work clothes and footwear. Take a shower, using water and soap. Wear only clean clothes when leaving job. Wash protective clothing and protective equipment with water and soap after each use.

Environmental exposure controls: Avoid release to the environment. See section 13 for disposal.

Stability and reactivity

Thermal decomposition: Stable at ambient temperature

Hazardous decomposition products: See Fire-fighting measures.

Materials to avoid: Alkalis.

Disposal considerations