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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Eye Contact:
Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used. Get medical attention.
Skin Contact:
In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Cold water may be used. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get immediate medical attention.
Serious Skin Contact:
Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek immediate medical attention.
Inhalation:
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
Serious Inhalation:
Evacuate the victim to a safe area as soon as possible. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Seek medical attention.
Ingestion:
If swallowed, do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get immediate medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Small Fire: Use dry chemical powder.
Large Fire: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: When heated to decomposition NMA emits acrid smoke and fumes.

Accidental release measures

Small Spill: Use appropriate tools to place the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container.
Large Spill: Stop leak if without risk. Do not get water inside container. Do not touch spilled material. Use water spray to reduce vapours. Prevent entry into sewers, basements or confined areas. Dike if needed. Eliminate all ignition sources. Call for assistance on disposal. Be careful that the product is not present at an air concentration above the Occupational Exposure Limit.

Handling and storage

Precautions:
Keep locked up and away from heat and sources of ignition.Ground all equipment containing material. Do not ingest. Wear suitable protective clothing. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep away from incompatible material such as oxidizing agents, acids, alkalis, moisture.
Storage:
Light sensitive. Store in light-resistant containers. Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Do not store above 30°C.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
3082
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
3082
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
3082
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Proper shipping name and description:
Miscellaneous (contains acrylamide and formaldehyde)
Chemical name:
N-methylolacrylamide
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
3082
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Proper shipping name and description:
Aviation Regulated Liquid, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
N-methylolacrylamide
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering Controls:
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection:
Splash goggles. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Gloves.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self-contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist
BEFORE handling this product..
Consult the relevant national occupational exposure limits.

Stability and reactivity

Stability: The product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Excess heat, dust generation, incompatible materials.
Incompatibility with various substances: Reactive with oxidizing agents, acids, alkalis.
Corrosivity: Not corrosive.
Special Remarks on Reactivity: Light sensitive. May polymerize on exposure to light. The solid is stable at room temperature but may polymerize violently on melting or when heated above 50°C. Reacts spontaneously with hydroxyl-, amino-, and sulfhydryl- containing compounds. Reacts vigorously with acids, bases producing ammonia salts and acrylic acid.
Spontaneous polymerization does not readily occur, but requires the presence of dimethylaminopropionitrile (DMAPN) catalyst and ammonium persulphate. Also, acrylamide may polymerize upon contact with oxidizing materials such as peroxides.

Disposal considerations

Employees engaged in disposal of acrylamide should be thoroughly trained in effective procedures and protected from any possibility to skin or eye contact or inhalation of dusts, fumes or vapours.
Waste acrylamide monomer and containers that have held acrylamide monomer can be a hazard. Do not let such waste material into municipal waste treatment or landfill operations. Containers must be rinsed thoroughly and then can be disposed by burning in an approved industrial incinerator or buried in an approved landfill.