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First-aid measures

General advice
- Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
- First aider needs to protect himself.
- Place affected clothing in a sealed bag for subsequent decontamination.
In case of inhalation
- Move to fresh air.
- Keep at rest.
- Consult a physician if necessary.
In case of skin contact
- Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
- Wash off with soap and plenty of water.
- Wash immediately and thoroughly for a prolonged period (at least 15 minutes).
- Consult a physician.
In case of eye contact
- Rinse with running water whilst keeping the eyes wide open (at least 15 minutes)
- Get immediate medical advice/ attention.
In case of ingestion
- Do NOT induce vomiting.
- Do not give anything to drink.
- Obtain medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
- All extinguishing agents can be used.
Unsuitable extinguishing media
- None known.
- Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
- Corrosive or suffocating vapours are released.
- In the presence of water, forms corrosive solutions.
Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for firefighters
- Full protective suit
- Self-contained breathing apparatus (EN 133)
Specific fire fighting methods
- Do not inhale fumes.
- Cool containers/tanks with water spray

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
- Avoid contact with the skin and the eyes.
- Do not breathe fumes.
- Do not allow uncontrolled discharge of product into the environment.
- Wear suitable protective equipment.
- Personal protective equipment
- Eye/face protection
- Safety glasses
- Face-shield
- Wear suitable protective clothing.
- Wear suitable gloves.
- For further information refer to section 8 "Exposure controls/personal protection".
- Measures for separation from incompatible substances and mixtures
Environmental precautions
- Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
- Contain the spilled material by bunding.
- Prevent product from entering sewage system.
- Treat recovered material as described in the section "Disposal considerations".
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Recovery
- Clean-up methods - small spillage
- Absorb spillage with:
- Sand
- Sweep up and shovel into suitable containers for disposal.
- Clean-up methods - large spillage
- Pump up the product into a spare container :- suitably labelled.
- Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Neutralization
- Carefully neutralize the remainder, using:
- calcium hydroxide
Decontamination/cleaning
- Wash the non-recoverable remainder with sodium carbonate solution (5 % Na2 CO3).
Disposal
- Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
- acid resisting floor
- Use only in area provided with appropriate exhaust ventilation.
- Keep away from metals.
- Avoid the formation or spread of mists in the atmosphere.
- Use only in well-ventilated areas.
- Do NOT handle without gloves.
- Reduce the duration of exposure to the minimum required.
- Keep away from heat and flame.
- Avoid exceeding the given occupational exposure limits
Hygiene measures
- Emergency equipment immediately accessible, with instructions for use.
- Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.
- Regular cleaning of equipment, work area and clothing.
- Use clean, well-maintained personal protection equipment.
- Store personal protection equipment in a clean location away from the work area.
- Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.
- Before reuse, thoroughly clean personal protection equipment
- Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.
- Shower or bathe at the end of working.
- When using do not eat, drink or smoke.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Technical measures/Storage conditions
- The floor of the depot should be impermeable and designed to form a water-tight basin.
- Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place.
- Keep container tightly closed.
- Keep away from: Alkalis and caustic products., Oxidizing materials.
Packaging material
Suitable material
- Acid resistant materials.
Unsuitable material
- Aluminium and its alloys.
Remarks
- Keep only in the original container.
Requirements for storage rooms and vessels
- Very corrosive to metals. Hydrogen is released which forms an explosive mixture in air.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN3265
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
n-Octyl phosphoric acid
Language:
English
Labels:
8
Special provisions / remarks
Special provisions:
Hazard Identification Number: 80
Tunnel restriction code (E)

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

UN number:
UN3265
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
n-Octyl phosphoric acid
Language:
English
Labels:
8
Special provisions / remarks
Remarks:
Hazard Identification Number: 80

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Components with workplace occupational exposure limits
orthophosphoric acid 1 mg/m3 UK. EH40 WEL - Workplace Exposure Limits
orthophosphoric acid STEL 2 mg/m3 UK. EH40 WEL - Workplace Exposure Limits
orthophosphoric acid TWA 1 mg/m3 Europe. Commission Directive 2000/39/EC establishing a first list of indicative occupational exposure limit values
orthophosphoric acid STEL 2 mg/m3 Europe. Commission Directive 2000/39/EC establishing a first list of indicative occupational exposure limit values
orthophosphoric acid TWA 1 mg/m3 USA. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values (TLV)
orthophosphoric acid STEL 3 mg/m3 USA. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values (TLV)

Derived No Effect Level (DNEL) / Derived minimal effect level (DMEL)
orthophosphoric acid - Workers Inhalation Local effects Long term 1 mg/m3

Exposure controls
Control measures
Engineering measures
- Avoid splashes.
- Effective exhaust ventilation system
Individual protection measures
Respiratory protection
- In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.
- Self-contained breathing apparatus (EN 133)
Hand protection
- Where there is a risk of contact with hands, use appropriate gloves
- The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.
- Please observe the instructions regarding permeability and breakthrough time which are provided by the supplier of the gloves. Also take into consideration the specific local conditions under which the product is used, such as the danger of cuts, abrasion, and the contact time.
- Gloves must be inspected prior to use.
- Remove and wash contaminated clothing.
- Complete head face and neck protection
- Impervious clothing
- Boots
- Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
Hygiene measures
- Emergency equipment immediately accessible, with instructions for use.
- Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.
- Regular cleaning of equipment, work area and clothing.
- Use clean, well-maintained personal protection equipment.
- Store personal protection equipment in a clean location away from the work area.
- Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.
- Before reuse, thoroughly clean personal protection equipment
- Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.
- Shower or bathe at the end of working.
- When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
Protective measures
- The protective equipment must be selected in accordance with current CEN standards and in cooperation with the
supplier of the protective equipment.
- Selection of appropriate personal protective equipment should be based on an evaluation of the performance
characteristics of the protective equipment relative to the task(s) to be performed, conditions present, duration of
use, and the potential hazards and/or risks that may occur during use.
- Always have on hand a first-aid kit, together with proper instructions.
Environmental exposure controls
- Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
- Contain the spilled material by bunding.
- Prevent product from entering sewage system.
- Treat recovered material as described in the section "Disposal considerations".
- Gloves should be discarded and replaced if there is any indication of degradation or chemical breakthrough.
Suitable material
- Neoprene
- Nitrile rubber
- Protective index Class 5
- Protective index Class 6
Eye protection
- Safety goggles
- In case of contact through splashing:
- Wear face-shield and protective suit.
Skin and body protection
- Choose body protection according to the amount and concentration of the dangerous substance at the work place.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity
- Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Chemical stability
- Stable under normal conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
- Attacks many metals releasing highly flammable gas (hydrogen) which generates fire or explosion hazards.

Conditions to avoid
- 150°C
- Thermal decomposition
- Reacts with:
- Bases
- with the release of heat.
- Reacts with:
- Oxidizing materials.
- Reacts with:
- Water
- On hydrolysis, forms:
- Alcohols
- Phosphoric acid

Hazardous decomposition products
- On thermal decomposition (pyrolysis) releases:
- harmful and corrosive vapours.
- (Carbon oxides (CO + CO2)).
- Oxides of phosphorus
- Alcohols
- flammable vapours which may generate fire or explosion hazards

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods
Product Disposal
Prohibition
- Do not dispose of with domestic refuse.
- Should not be released into the environment.
- Refer to manufacturer/supplier for information on recovery/recycling.
- Dispose of as hazardous waste in compliance with local and national regulations.
- Do NOT put down the drain. Must undergo physico-chemical treatment prior to disposal.

Advice on cleaning and disposal of packaging
- Wash off with plenty of water.
- Allow it to drain thoroughly.
- Decant and separate out the organic phase and treat using the above method for waste product.
- Solutions with low pH-value must be neutralized before discharge.
- Reuse or recycle following decontamination.
- Dispose of in accordance with local regulations

Measure for waste avoidance or recovery
- Do not dispose of together with household waste.