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First-aid measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures
General advice:
Immediate medical attention is required.
Move out of dangerous area.
Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
If inhaled:
If breathed in, move person into fresh air.
Consult a physician after significant exposure.
In case of skin contact:
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
Rinse immediately with plenty of water.
Immediate medical treatment is necessary as untreated wounds from corrosion of the skin heal slowly and with difficulty.
In case of eye contact:
Rinse with plenty of water.
Get medical attention immediately. Continue to rinse during transport.
Remove contact lenses.
Protect unharmed eye.
Keep eye wide open while rinsing.
Small amounts splashed into eyes can cause irreversible tissue damage and blindness.
If swallowed:
Clean mouth with water and drink afterwards plenty of water.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Take victim immediately to hospital.
Do not induce vomiting! May cause chemical burns in mouth and throat.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The symptoms and effects are as expected from the hazards as shown in section 2. No specific product related symptoms are 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:
In case of fire: Use vermiculite, dry chemical powder or dry sand for extinction.
Unsuitable extinguishing media:

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Specific hazards during firefighting / Specific hazards arising from the chemical:
CAUTION: reignition may occur.
Waterspray may only be used by experienced fire fighters.
Do not allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.
Combustion products:
Fire will produce smoke containing hazardous combustion products (see section 10).

5.3 Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for firefighters:
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.
Further information:
Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains.
Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance fwith local regulations.
For safety reasons in case of fire, cans should be stored separately in closed containments.

Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Personal precautions:
Use personal protective equipment.
Wear respiratory protection.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Remove all sources of ignition.
Beware of vapours accumulating to form explosive concentrations. Vapours can accumulate in low areas.

6.2 Environmental precautions
Environmental precautions:
Prevent product from entering drains.
If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Methods for cleaning up / Methods for containment:
Contain spillage, and then collect with non-combustible absorbent material, (e.g. sand, earth, diatomaceous earth, vermiculite) and place in container for disposal according to local / national regulations (see section 13).
Ensure that the product is completely non-reactive before cleaning up.

6.4 Reference to other sections
Additional advice:
For personal protection see section 8.

Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling
Advice on safe handling:
For personal protection see section 8.
Avoid formation of aerosol.
Do not breathe vapours or spray mist.
Smoking, eating and drinking should be prohibited in the application area.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Container may be opened only under exhaust ventilation hood.
Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.
Handle and open container with care.
Advice on protection against fire and explosion:
Avoid formation of aerosol.
Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
No sparking tools should be used.
Do not cut or weld on or near this container even when empty.
Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements for storage areas and containers:
Prevent unauthorized access.
No smoking.
Store in cool place.
Electrical installations / working materials must comply with the technological safety standards.
Advice on common storage:
Never allow product to get in contact with water during storage.
Maximum storage temperature::
-20 °C
Other data:
No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

7.3 Specific end use(s)
Specific use(s):
Consult the technical guidelines for the use of this substance/mixture.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 3399
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 3399
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN 3399
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
(Polymethylaluminoxane, Toluene)
Chemical name:
Polymethylaluminoxane, Toluene
4.3 (3)
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN 3399
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
(Polymethylaluminoxane, Toluene)
Chemical name:
Polymethylaluminoxane, Toluene
4.3 (3)
Special provisions / remarks
Not permitted for Passenger aircraft
Cargo aircraft packing instruction: 494
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure controls
Engineering controls
Effective exhaust ventilation system
Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection:
In the case of vapour or aerosol formation use a respirator with an approved filter.
Filter A
Hand protection:
Heavy PVC or leather (cowhide); both with long gauntlets.
Eye protection:
Safety glasses and face-shield
Skin and body protection:
Aluminised suit and protective boots.
For further advice contact manufacturer.
Hygiene measures:
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
When using do not eat or drink.
When using do not smoke.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
Environmental exposure controls
General advice:
Prevent product from entering drains.
If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity
Stable under normal conditions.

10.2 Chemical stability
To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions
Reacts violently with water.

10.4 Conditions to avoid
Conditions to avoid:
Heat, flames and sparks.
Exposure to moisture

10.5 Incompatible materials
Materials to avoid:
Avoid contact with moisture and water, alcohols, acids, organic halides and oxygen containing compounds.

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products
Hazardous decomposition products:
Aluminium oxide
Carbon oxides
Thermal decomposition:
To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods
The product should not be allowed to enter drains, water courses or the soil.
Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with chemical or used container.
Hazardous waste
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local regulation.
Contaminated packaging:
Empty remaining contents.
Dispose of as unused product.
Do not burn, or use a cutting torch on, the empty drum.