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highly flammable

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Solid xanthates are reactive flammable materials. Contact with small amounts of water or water vapor will generate very flammable carbon disulfide

 Although xanthate solutions are not flammable mixtures, they decompose on standing/heating to toxic and highly flammable compounds such as alcohol and carbon disulfide. Combustion products may also include carbon monoxide and sulfur oxides.

Eliminate all ignition sources including cigarettes, open flames, spark producing switches/tools, pilot lights, heaters, naked lights, mobile phones etc. when handling. Earth containers when dispensing fluids.

Special precautions should be observed during: pumping xanthate solutions, draining and cleaning tanks, performing maintenance work on tanks and pipelines. All employed engines have to be explosion-proof.

Solid xanthates are reactive flammable materials..

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