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First-aid measures

Skin Contact
Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Seek
medical attention if redness, swelling, itching, or burning occurs.

Eye contact
Flush eyes immediately with large amounts of water for 15 minutes. Seek medical
attention if redness, swelling, itching, burning or visual disturbances occur.

If cough, shortness of breath or other breathing problems occur, move to fresh air. Seek
medical attention if symptoms persist. If necessary, restore normal breathing through
standard first aid measures.

Do not induce vomiting. If conscious, give several glasses of water. Never give anything
by mouth to an unconscious person. Seek medical attention.

Note to physicians: Treat symptomatically.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
Suitable Extinguishing Media: Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the
surrounding environment. Use foam, carbon dioxide (CO2), dry chemical or water spray.
A fog is recommended if water is used.
Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: None known.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Specific hazards arising from the
Burning produces irritant fumes.
Hazardous combustion products: Carbon monoxide (CO). Carbon dioxide (CO2). Oxides of Cesium.

Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for
Wear suitable protective equipment. In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Personal precautions: Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Ensure adequate ventilation. Use personal
protective equipment.

Environmental precautions
Environmental Precautions: Contain spill if safe to do so. Local authorities should be advised if significant spillages
cannot be contained.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Methods for containment: Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
Methods for cleaning up: Soak up with inert absorbent material. Pick up and transfer to properly labelled

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
Advice on safe handling: Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Do not breathe
aerosols or dust from dried material. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at
machinery and at places where dust, aerosol, or mist can be generated. Avoid ingestion.
Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure.
General hygiene considerations: Wash the hands and the face carefully after handling. Contaminated clothes have to be
changed and washed before reuse.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Storage Conditions: Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Keep in properly
labeled containers. Do not store together with strong oxidizing agents.
Incompatible materials: Strong oxidizing agents, Platinum catalysts. NBR or Viton type elastomers at high
temperature and long exposure times.

Specific end use(s)
Risk Management Measures (RMM) See Exposure Scenarios.

Transport information

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters
Exposure guidelines: There are no exposure limits identified for this product.

Exposure controls
Engineering Controls: Ensure adequate ventilation to minimize exposures.
Personal protective equipment [PPE]
Respiratory Protection: Approved respirator may be necessary if local exhaust ventilation is not adequate.
Respiratory protection in accordance with EN 149 and OSHA 1910.134.
Hand Protection: Wear suitable gloves (in accordance with EN 374 and OSHA 1910.138): Impervious gloves.
Nitrile rubber gloves. PVC or rubber gloves. PVC or other plastic material gloves.
Eye/face Protection: Eye / face protection in accordance with EN 166 and OSHA 1910.133: Wear safety glasses
with side shields (or goggles). Wear face-shield if splashes are likely to occur.
Skin and Body Protection: Wear chemical impervious protective clothing if skin contact may occur.
Other: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Emergency
eyewash and safety shower should be located nearby.
Environmental exposure controls: In accordance with all local legislation and permit requirements.

Stability and reactivity


Chemical stability
Stability: Stable under recommended handling and storage conditions.
Explosion data
Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact: None
Sensitivity to Static Discharge: None.

Possibility of hazardous reactions
Hazardous polymerization: Hazardous polymerization does not occur.

Conditions to avoid
Conditions to avoid: Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents. During long exposures to high temperatures,
and in contact with certain catalysts, some liberation of gasses (H2 and CO) might occur.
The greatest risk exists when dry formate powder is contacted by a platinum catalyst.
Users are advised to obtain the Cabot Specialty Fluid's (CSF) Formate Technical Manual,
Section A13 from a CSF representative for more detailed information on conditions to
avoid. CSF does not recommend retorting formate solutions to determine solids content
as temperatures may exceed 500 °C. The use of rupture disks is recommended as a
precautionary measure when conducting heat aging of formate solutions at temperatures
above 150 °C.

Incompatible materials
Incompatible materials: Strong oxidizing agents, Platinum catalysts, NBR or Viton type elastomers at high
temperature and long exposure times

Hazardous decomposition products
Hazardous decomposition products: Carbon dioxide (CO2), Carbon monoxide (CO), Oxides of Cesium

Disposal considerations

Disclaimer: Information in this section pertains to the product as shipped in its intended composition as described in Section 3
of this SDS. Contamination or processing may change waste characteristics and requirements. Regulations may also apply to
empty containers, liners or rinsate. State/provincial and local regulations may be different from federal regulations. The person
generating waste must determine its proper classification

Waste treatment methods
Waste from residues/unused
Product, as supplied, should be disposed of in accordance with the regulations issued by
the appropriate federal, state and local authorities. Same consideration should be given
to containers and packaging.
Other Information: Waste codes should be assigned by the user based on the application for which the
product was used. The unused material would be considered a hazardous waste under EU