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First-aid measures

GENERAL INFORMATION
First aider: Pay attention to self-protection!
When in doubt or if symptoms are observed, get medical advice.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person or a person with cramps.
Immediately remove any contaminated clothing, shoes or stockings.
If unconscious place in recovery position and seek medical advice.

INHALATION:
Remove casualty to fresh air and keep warm and at rest.
If breathing is irregular or stopped, administer artificial respiration.

SKIN CONTACT:
After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water and soap.
Do not wash with: Solvents/Thinner
Immediately remove any contaminated clothing, shoes or stockings.
In case of skin irritation, consult a physician.

EYE CONTACT:
Seek medical advice immediately. In case of contact with eyes flush immediately with plenty of flowing water for 10 to 15 minutes holding eyelids apart and consult an ophthalmologist.
Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
Continue rinsing.

INGESTION:
Seek medical advice immediately.
Rinse mouth.
Put victim at rest, cover with a blanket and keep warm.
Do NOT induce vomiting.

- MOST IMPORTANT SYMPTOMS AND EFFECTS, BOTH ACUTE AND DELAYED
Blood pressure drop

INDICATION OF ANY IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION AND SPECIAL TREATMENT NEEDED
Treat symptomatically. Antidotal dispensation with 4-dimethylaminophenol.
After ingestion: Gastric lavage after giving liquid paraffin with added animal charcoal.

Fire-fighting measures

SUITABLE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA:
Dry extinguishing powder, dry sand

UNSUITABLE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA:
High power water jet, water mist, alcohol resistant foam, carbon dioxide (CO2)

SPECIAL HAZARDS ARISING FROM THE SUBSTANCE OR MIXTURE
In case of fire the formation of dangerous/toxic combustion vapours is possible.
Formation of explosive dust/air mixtures possible.
Explosvie decomposition of the product during heating / contact with fire possible.
Hazardous decomposition products: Nitrogen oxides (NOx), azides.

ADVICE FOR FIREFIGHTERS:
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and chemical protective clothing.
Danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Heating causes rise in pressure with risk of bursting.
Use water spray jet to protect personnel and to cool endangered containers.
Use as few water as possible.
Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately.
Do not allow entering drains or surface water.

Accidental release measures

PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES:Keep away from sources of ignition. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothes.
Avoid dust formation.
Do not breathe dust.
Wear personal protection equipment.
Immediately remove any contaminated clothing, shoes or stockings.
Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
Provide adequate ventilation.
Keep away from unprotected persons.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS
Do not allow to enter into surface water or drains. If necessary, inform the competent authorities.

METHODS AND MATERIAL FOR CONTAINMENT AND CLEANING UP:
Avoid dust formation. Take up mechanically (by sweeping/ by vacuum cleaning with an approved industrial vacuum cleaner), placing in appropriate containers for disposal.
Do not sweep, if static charge may occur. In that case, keep product moist with as few water as possible. Dispose of waste according to applicable legislation. Clean area thoroughly afterwards

REFERENCE TO OTHER SECTIONS
See protective measures under "handling and storage" section and "exposure controls/personal protection" section

Handling and storage

ADVICE ON SAFE HANDLING:
Transfer and handle product in closed systems, if possible. Provide good ventilation in storage and work areas.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothes. Avoid dust formation. Do not breathe dust. Wear personal protection equipment. Immediately remove any contaminated clothing, shoes or stockings. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Keep away from unprotected persons. When using do not eat, drink or smoke..

ADVICE ON PROTECTION AGAINST FIRE AND EXPLOSION
Usual measures for fire prevention.
Keep away from sources of ignition. Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Provide grounding of containers, equipment, pumps and ventilation facilities.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON HANDLING
Always close containers tightly after the removal of product. Never use pressure to empty container. Keep/Store only in original container. Do not allow to enter into surface water or drains.

CONDITIONS FOR SAFE STORAGE, INCLUDING ANY INCOMPATIBILITIES
Keep/Store only in original container. Keep container tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place. Protect from sunlight. Keep away from sources of ignition. Protect from humidity. Store in a place accessible by authorized persons only. Always close containers tightly after the removal of product.
Notice the directions for use on the label.
Storage temperature: 10 - 30 °C.

ADVICE ON STORAGE COMPATIBILITY
Do not store together with acids, strong oxidising agents.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN1687
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
SODIUM AZIDE
Chemical name:
SODIUM AZIDE
Language:
English
Labels:
6.1
Special provisions / remarks
Remarks:
Limited quantity: 500 g
Transport category: 2
Tunnel restriction code:D/E

Other applicable information (land transport)

Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
UN1687
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
SODIUM AZIDE
Chemical name:
SODIUM AZIDE
Language:
English
Labels:
6.1
Special provisions / remarks
Remarks:
Special Provisions: 802
Limited quantity: 500 g

Other applicable information (inland waterways transport)

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN1687
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
SODIUM AZIDE
Chemical name:
SODIUM AZIDE
Labels:
6.1
Special provisions / remarks
Remarks:
Limited quantity Passenger: 500 g

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN1687
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
SODIUM AZIDE
Chemical name:
SODIUM AZIDE
Labels:
6.1
Special provisions / remarks
Remarks:
Limited quantity Passenger: 1 kg
IATA-packing instructions - Passenger: 669
IATA-max. quantity - Passenger: 25 kg
IATA-packing instructions - Cargo: 676
IATA-max. quantity - Cargo: 100 kg


Other applicable information (air transport):
E4
Passenger-LQ: Y644

Additional transport information

Additional information
Special provisions / remarks / other:
- Environmental hazards

ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS: yes

Exposure controls / personal protection

CONTROL PARAMETERS
- Exposure limits (EH40)
CAS No 26628-22-8
Substance Sodium azide (as NaN3)
Category
TWA (8h): 0.1 mg/m³ (Origin WEL)
STEL (15 min): 0.3 mg/m³ (Origin WEL)

EXPOSURE CONTROL
- Appropriate engineering controls
Transfer and handle product in closed systems, if possible. Provide adequate ventilation. If handled uncovered, arrangements with local exhaust ventilation should be used if possible. If technical exhaust or ventilation measures are not possible or insufficient, respiratory protection must be worn.
- Protective and hygiene measures
Avoid contact with the substance. Immediately remove any contaminated clothing, shoes or stockings. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Provide eye and emergency safety showers. Wash hands before breaks and after work. When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
- Eye/face protection
Wear eye/face protection.
- Hand protection
Wear suitable gloves. Replace when worn. The quality of the protective gloves resistant to chemicals must be chosen as a function of the specific working place concentration and quantity of hazardous substances.
For special purposes, it is recommended to check the resistance to chemicals of the protective gloves mentioned above together with the supplier of these gloves. See information supplied by the manufacturer.
Suitable material: Nitrile rubber
Use protective skin cream before handling the product.
- Skin protection
Wear suitable protective clothing. Choose body protection according to the amount and concentration of the dangerous substance at the work.
- Respiratory protection
If occupational exposure limits are exceeded, respiratory protection is necessary.
Use suitable breathing apparatus (full mask or mouthpiece) with ABEK-P2/P3 filter.
- Environmental exposure controls:
Do not allow to enter into surface water or drains.

Stability and reactivity

1. Reactivity
Refer to "Possibility of hazardous reactions"

2. Chemical stability
The substance is chemically stable under recommended conditions of storage, use and temperature.

3. Possibility of hazardous reactions
Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas. Contact with acids liberates explosive gases.
A danger of dust explosion may generally be assumed for dusty organic products.
Heating causes rise in pressure with risk of bursting.

4. Conditions to avoid
Intense heating. Avoid dust formation. Protect from moisture.

5. Incompatible materials
Heavy metals, carbon disulfide, hydrogen halide, water, nitrites

6. Hazardous decomposition products
In case of fire may be liberated: Nitrogen oxides (NOx), azides.

Disposal considerations

WASTE TREATMENT METHODS

- Advice on disposal
Do not allow to enter into surface water or drains.
Dispose according to legislation.
The destruction of sodium azide or sodium azide solutions is done by decomposing a nitric or sulfuric acid solution of sodium nitrite.

- Contaminated packaging
Completely emptied packages can be recycled.
Dispose according to legislation.