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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

If inhaled
- Move to fresh air.
- Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed.
- Victim to lie down in the recovery position, cover and keep him warm.
- Call a physician immediately.
In case of eye contact
- Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.
- In the case of difficulty of opening the lids, administer an analgesic eye wash (oxybuprocaine).
- Call a physician or poison control centre immediately.
- Take victim immediately to hospital.
In case of skin contact
- Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
- Wash off immediately with plenty of water.
- Keep warm and in a quiet place.
- Call a physician or poison control centre immediately.
- Wash contaminated clothing before re-use.
If swallowed
- Call a physician or poison control centre immediately.
- Take victim immediately to hospital.
- If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious).
- Do NOT induce vomiting.
- Artificial respiration and/or oxygen may be necessary.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media
- Carbon dioxide
- Powder
Unsuitable extinguishing media
- Water
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
- The product is not flammable.
- The product reacts with water and generates heat.
- Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions.
Advice for firefighters
- In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
- Use personal protective equipment.
- Wear chemical resistant oversuit
- Cool containers / tanks
Hazardous decomposition products
- Hydrogen fluoride, Carbon monoxide

Accidental release measures

Advice for non-emergency personnel
- Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.
- Do not breathe vapour.
Advice for emergency responders
- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
- Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak.
- Ventilate the area.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
- Clean and dry piping circuits and equipment before any operations.
- Used in closed system
- Use only in well-ventilated areas.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.
- To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.
- Preferably transfer by pump or gravity.
Storage
- Store in original container.
- Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
- Keep in properly labelled containers.
- Keep container closed.
- Keep in a bunded area.
- Keep away from heat.
- Electrical equipment should be protected to the appropriate standard.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 2699
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID
Language:
English
Labels:
8 - Corrosive
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 2699
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID
Language:
English
Labels:
8 - Corrosive
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN 2699
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID
Labels:
8 - Corrosive
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN 2699
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID
Labels:
8 - Corrosive
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Appropriate engineering measures
- Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at machinery.
- Apply technical measures to comply with the occupational exposure limits.
Individual protection measures
Respiratory protection
- Use respirator when performing operations involving potential exposure to vapour of the product.
- Respirator with a vapour filter (EN 141)
- Recommended Filter type: B
- Self-contained breathing apparatus in case of: 1) large uncontrolled emissions, 2) insufficient oxygen, 3) the mask and cartridge do not give adequate protection.
Hand protection
- Impervious gloves
- Take note of the information given by the producer concerning permeability and break through times, and of special workplace conditions (mechanical strain, duration of contact).
- Suitable material: Neoprene
Eye protection
- Chemical resistant goggles must be worn.
- If splashes are likely to occur, wear: Tightly fitting safety goggles, Face-shield
Skin and body protection
- Chemical resistant apron
- If splashes are likely to occur, wear: Apron, Boots, Neoprene
Hygiene measures
- Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.
- Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
- Wash contaminated clothing before re-use.
- When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
- Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
- Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity
- Potential for exothermic hazard
- strongly hygroscopic
- Corrosive to many metals when in contact with water or humidity.
- Gives off hydrogen by reaction with metals.
Chemical stability
- Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Conditions to avoid
- To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.
- Exposure to moisture.
- freezing
- Keep away from all Incompatible materials
Incompatible materials
- Metals, Oxidizing agents, Water, Strong bases, Alkalis

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods
- In accordance with local and national regulations.
- Refer to manufacturer/supplier for information on recovery/recycling.
- Must be incinerated in a suitable incineration plant holding a permit delivered by the competent authorities.
Contaminated packaging
- To avoid treatments, as far as possible, use dedicated containers.
- Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.
- Clean container with water.
- The empty and clean containers are to be reused in conformity with regulations.

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