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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice : Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance. First aider needs to protect himself. Place affected clothing in a sealed bag for subsequent decontamination.

Inhalation : Move to fresh air. Keep at rest. Get immediate medical advice/ attention.

Skin contact : Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash immediately and thoroughly for a prolonged period (at least 15 minutes). Get immediate medical advice/ attention.

Eye contact : Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Get immediate medical advice/ attention.

Ingestion : Do NOT induce vomiting. Do not give anything to drink. Get immediate medical advice/ attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media : Water spray

Unsuitable extinguishing media : Carbon dioxide (CO2)

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Specific hazards during firefighting : Highly toxic gases are released. Combustible.

Advice for firefighters

Special protective equipment for firefighters : Self-contained breathing apparatus (EN 133) Special protective equipment for firefighters

Specific fire fighting methods : Cool containers / tanks with water spray.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures : Avoid contact with the skin and the eyes. Personal protective equipment

Self-contained breathing apparatus (EN 133) Wear suitable gloves. Tightly fitting safety goggles Boots

Environmental precautions : Dam up. Prevent product from entering drains.

Methods for Cleaning or Taking Up

Recovery : Collect spillage. Keep in properly labelled containers.

Decontamination/cleaning : Wash off with plenty of water. Recover the cleaning water for subsequent disposal.

Disposal : Treat recovered material as described in the section "Disposal considerations".

Handling and storage


Technical measures : Vapour extraction at source Advice on safe handling and usage : Do not allow contact with air. Use only in well-ventilated areas.


Storage conditions Recommended : Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition. Keep away from incompatible materials to be indicated by the manufacturer Keep in a well-ventilated place.

Incompatible products : Acids Oxidizing materials.

Packaging Measures

Packaging conditions : Metallic drums., Stainless steel container which can be reheated.

Packaging materials - Recommended : Stainless steel

Transport information

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control measures Engineering measures : Use only in well-ventilated areas. Effective exhaust ventilation system Avoid splashes.

Personal protective equipment

Respiratory protection : In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. Respirator with a vapour filter (EN 141)

Hand protection : Where there is a risk of contact with hands, use appropriate gloves. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it. Please observe the instructions regarding permeability and breakthrough time which are provided by the supplier of the gloves. Also take into consideration the specific local conditions under which the product is used, such as the danger of cuts, abrasion, and the contact time.

Eye protection : Safety goggles

Skin and body protection : In case of contact through splashing: Complete suit protecting against chemicals Complete head face and neck protection

Remove and wash contaminated clothing.

Hygiene measures : Emergency equipment immediately accessible, with instructions for use. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location. Use clean, well-maintained personal protection equipment. Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product. When using do not eat, drink or smoke.

Protective measures : Selection of appropriate personal protective equipment should be based on an evaluation of the performance characteristics of the protective equipment relative to the task(s) to be performed, conditions present, duration of use, and the potential hazards and/or risks that may occur during use.

General advice : Dam up. Prevent product from entering drains.

Stability and reactivity

Chemical stability : Stable under normal conditions.

Hazardous reactions

Materials to avoid : Reacts violently with: Strong acids Oxidizing agents

Decomposition products : On thermal decomposition (pyrolysis) releases: highly toxic gases. Hydrogen cyanide (hydrocyanic acid) Ammonia gas may be liberated at high temperatures.

Other information : Reacts slowly with carbon dioxide present in the air.

Disposal considerations

Product Disposal

Prohibition : Avoid release to the environment.

Advice on Disposal : Must be incinerated in a suitable incineration plant holding a permit delivered by the competent authorities.

Advice on cleaning and disposal of packaging

Measures for waste avoidance. : Do not dispose of the product at a rubbish tip.

Advice : Clean with cold water.

Reason for waste disposal : Reuse or recycle following washing.

Other data : Dispose of as hazardous waste in compliance with local and national