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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures

General information:

Take persons to a safe place. Observe self-protection for first aid. In the event of allergic reactions, particularly those affecting the

respiratory system, seek immediate medical advice.

After contact with the eyes:

Rinse immediately with plenty of water for 10-15 minutes. Seek medical advice in case of continuous irritation.

After contact with the skin:

Remove contaminated or soaked clothing. Immediately rinse with plenty of soap and water. In the event of a visible skin change

or other complaints, seek medical advice (show label or SDS where possible).

After inhalation:

Keep the patient calm. If unconscious place in stable sideways position. Protect against loss of body heat. In cases of sickness

seek medical advice (show label or SDS if possible).

After swallowing:

If conscious, give several small portions of water to drink. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical advice immediately and clearly

identify substance.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

Any relevant information can be found in other parts of this section.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Methanol (CAS 67-56-1) is readily and rapidly absorbed at all exposure routes and is toxic by all routes. Methanol may cause

irritation of the mucosa, as well as nausea, vomiting, headaches, vertigo and visual disorders, including blindness (irreversible

damage to the optic nerve), acidosis, spasms, narcosis and coma. There may be a delay in the onset of these effects after

exposure. Allow cortisone spray inhalation at first possible opportunity. Product can lead to sensitisation and can trigger allergies.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media:

water mist , extinguishing powder , alcohol-resistant foam , carbon dioxide , sand .

Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons:

water jet .

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Risk of hazardous gasses or fumes in the event of fire. Exposure to combustion products may be a health hazard! Hazardous

combustion products: carbon oxides , silicon oxides , nitrogen oxides , incompletely burnt hydrocarbons , toxic and very toxic

fumes .

Advice for firefighters

Special protective equipment for fire fighting:

Use respiratory protection independent of recirculated air. Keep unprotected persons away.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Secure the area. Wear personal protection equipment. Keep unprotected persons away. Avoid contact with eyes

and skin. Do not inhale gases/vapours/aerosols. If material is released indicate risk of slipping. Do not walk through spilled


Environmental precautions

Prevent material from entering surface waters, drains or sewers and soil. Close leak if possible without risk. Contain any fluid that

runs out using suitable material (e.g. earth). Retain contaminated water/extinguishing water. Dispose of in prescribed marked

containers. Inform authorities if substance leaks into surface waters, sewerage or ground.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Take up mechanically and dispose of according to local/state/federal regulations. Do not flush away with water. For small

amounts: Absorb with a neutral (non-acidic / non-basic) liquid binding material such as diatomaceous earth and dispose of

according to government regulations. For large amounts: Liquids may be recovered using suction devices or pumps. If flammable,

only air driven or properly rated electrical equipment should be used. Clean any slippery coating that remains using a detergent /

soap solution or another biodegradable cleaner. Silicone fluids are slippery; spills are a safety hazard. Apply sand or other inert

granular material to improve traction.

Further information:

Exhaust vapours. Eliminate all sources of ignition. Consider explosion protection. Observe notes under section Handling and Storage.

Reference to other sections

Relevant information in other sections has to be considered. This applies in particular for information given on personal protective

equipment and on disposal.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

General information:

Avoid exposure by technical measures or personal protective equipment.

Precautions for safe handling:

Ensure adequate ventilation. Must be syphoned off in situ. Spilled substance increases risk of slipping. Avoid formation of

aerosols. In case of aerosol formation special protective measures are required (exhausting by suction, respiratory protection).

Observe information in section Exposure controls/personal protection. Keep away from incompatible substances in accordance with section Stability and reactivity.

Precautions against fire and explosion:

Product can separate methanol. Flammable vapors may accumulate and form explosive mixtures with air in containers, process

vessels, including partial, empty and uncleaned containers and vessels, or other enclosed spaces. Keep away from sources of

ignition and do not smoke. Take precautionary measures against electrostatic charging. Cool endangered containers with water.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Conditions for storage rooms and vessels:

Observe local/state/federal regulations.

Make sure there is no possibility of entering the ground.

Advice for storage of incompatible materials:

Observe local/state/federal regulations.

Keep away from alkalis. Avoid contact with acids. Observe local/state/federal regulations.

Further information for storage:

Store in a dry and cool place. Protect against moisture. Store container in a well ventilated place.

Protect against moisture. Store in original container only. Keep container tightly closed and store in a cool, well ventilated place.

Specific end use(s)

No data available.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
Not regulated for transport
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Special provisions / remarks
Not regulated for transport

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

UN number:
Not regulated for transport
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Special provisions / remarks
Not regulated for transport

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Not regulated for transport
Shippingopen allclose all
Special provisions / remarks
Not regulated for transport

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
Not regulated for transport
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Special provisions / remarks
Not regulated for transport
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure controls

Exposure in the work place limited and controlled

General protection and hygiene measures:

Avoid exposure. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Do not inhale gases/vapours/aerosols. Do not eat, drink or smoke when

handling. Wash hands at the end of work and before eating. Keep working clothes separately. Remove contaminated, soaked

clothing immediately. Clean work areas regularly.

Personal protection equipment:

Respiratory protection

In accordance with instructions: not required . In case of long or strong exposure: gas mask filter ABEK .

Eye protection

tight fitting protective goggles . Provide work station with eye bathing equipment.

Hand protection

Protective gloves made of nitrile rubber . Protective gloves made of butyl rubber . Gloves suitable for up to 60 minutes' use. The

selection of appropriate gloves not only depends on the material, but also on other quality characteristics, and may vary

depending on the manufacturer. Please observe information from your glove supplier in terms of permeability and breakthrough


Skin protection

protective clothing .

Exposure to the environment limited and controlled

Prevent material from entering surface waters, drains or sewers and soil.

Further information for system design and engineering measures

Observe information in section Handling and Storage.

Stability and reactivity

If stored and handled in accordance with standard industrial practices no hazardous reactions are known.

Relevant information can possibly be found in other parts of this section.

Conditions to avoid: moisture .

Incompatible materials

Reacts with: water , basic substances and acids . Reaction causes the formation of: methanol .

Hazardous decomposition products

If stored and handled properly: none known . Measurements have shown the formation of small amounts of formaldehyde at

temperatures above about 150 °C (302 °F) through oxidation.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods



Material that cannot be used, reprocessed or recycled should be disposed of in accordance with Federal, State, and local

regulations at an approved facility. Depending on the regulations, waste treatment methods may include, e.g., landfill or


Uncleaned packaging


Completely discharge containers (no tear drops, no powder rest, scraped carefully). Containers may be recycled or re-used.

Observe local/state/federal regulations. Uncleaned packaging should be treated with the same precautions as the material.

Waste Disposal Legislation Ref.No.(EC)

It is not possible to determine a waste code for this product in accordance with the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) since it is

only possible to classify it according to how it is used by the customer. The waste code is to be determined within the EU in liaison

with the waste-disposal operator.