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First-aid measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures
General advice
: Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ensure that the First Aid Personnel are aware of the product involved, and take precautions to protect themselves (e.g. wear personal protection equipment).

If inhaled
: If inhaled, remove to fresh air.
Get medical advice/ attention.

In case of skin contact
: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water.
If skin irritation persists, call a physician.

In case of eye contact
: Hold eyelids apart and flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention.

If swallowed
: Do not induce vomiting. Keep patient at rest and obtain immediate medical assistance
If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious).
Do not give anything to drink.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Risks :
None known.

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Treat symptomatically.

Fire-fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
: Water spray jet

Unsuitable extinguishing media
: High volume water jet

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Specific hazards during fire-fighting
: In case of fire hazardous decomposition products may be produced such as:
Carbon monoxide
Carbon dioxide (CO2)

5.3 Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for firefighters
: Self-contained breathing apparatus Full protective suit

Further information
: Cool endangered containers with water spray jet.
Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.
Do not disperse powdered product in air.

Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Personal precautions
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Personal protection through wearing a tightly closed chemical protection suit and a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Keep away sources of ignition.
Information regarding Safe handling, see chapter 7.
For personal protection see section 8.
Information regarding Waste Disposal, see chapter 13.

6.2 Environmental precautions
Environmental precautions
: Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains.
The product should not be allowed to enter drains, water courses or the soil.

6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Methods for cleaning up
: Pick up mechanically. Rinse away rest with water.
Avoid dust formation.
Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.
Risk of dust explosion.
Treat recovered material as described in the section "Disposal considerations".

6.4 Reference to other sections
For disposal considerations see section 13., For personal protection see section 8.

Handling and storage

.1 Precautions for safe handling
Advice on safe handling
: Use only in well-ventilated areas.
Handle and open container with care.
Avoid inhalation, ingestion and contact with skin and eyes.
Keep container tightly closed.
Keep limited supplies at workplace.
Avoid dust formation.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion
: Dust can form an explosive mixture in air. Keep away sources of ignition. Take precautionary measures against build-up of electrostatic charges, e.g earthing during loading and off-loading operations. Observe the general rules of industrial fire protection

Hygiene measures
: Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
Use protective skin cream before handling the product.
Take off immediately all contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.

Dust explosion class
: No data available

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements for storage areas and containers
: Keep only in the original container.
Keep container tightly closed.

Further information on stor-age conditions
: Keep container tightly closed. Keep only in the original con-tainer at temperature not exceeding 25 °C

Advice on common storage
: Avoid storage near incompatibile agents (see section 10).
Do not store or transport together with foodstuffs

7.3 Specific end use(s)
Specific use(s)
: No further recommendations.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 3261
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 3261
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN 3261
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Chemical name:
glyoxylic acid
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN 3261
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Chemical name:
glyoxylic acid
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Exposure controls / personal protection

8.1 Control parameters
Derived No Effect Level (DNEL) according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006:
Substance name End Use Exposure routes Potential health ef-fects Value
Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC) according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006:
Substance name Environmental Compartment Value
Reaction mass of Glyoxylic acid monohydrated and Glyoxylic acid dimer
No data available
8.2 Exposure controls
Engineering measures
Local ventilation recommended - mechanical ventilation may be used.
Personal protective equipment
Eye protection
: Depending on the risk, wear sufficient eye protection (safety glasses with side protection or goggles, and if necessary, face shield.)

Hand protection
: Long-term exposure
Impervious butyl rubber gloves

For short-term exposure (splash protection):
Nitrile rubber gloves.

Skin and body protection
: Protective suit

Respiratory protection : Use respiratory protection unless adequate local exhaust ventilation is provided or exposure assessment demonstrates that exposures are within recommended exposure guidelines.
Filter A (organic gases and vapours) to standard DIN EN 141

Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity
See section 10.3. "Possibility of hazardous reactions"
10.2 Chemical stability
Stable under normal conditions.
10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions
Hazardous reactions
: Reactions with alkalies.

10.4 Conditions to avoid
Conditions to avoid
: Keep away from heat.
Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.

10.5 Incompatible materials
Materials to avoid
: Alkalis

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products
Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide

Disposal considerations

13.1 Waste treatment methods
Contaminated packaging : Packaging material which cannot be cleaned is to be disposed of in the same way as the substance.