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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: Seek immediate medical attention. If inhaled, remove to
fresh air. If not breathing, give artifical respiration. If
breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Emergency measure - Eyes: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of
water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention
immediately if irritation persists.
Emergency measure - Skin: Wash with soap and water. Seek medical attention if
irritation develops and persists.
Emergency measure - Ingestion: Seek medical attention if symptoms appear. Do NOT induce
vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Carbon dioxide or water.

Product arising from burning: Oxides of carbon and nitrogen.

Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: No special equipment is recommended.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Spilled material can be scooped up and placed in
polypropylene bags prior to disposal. Personnel involved in
the clean up should wear protective suits.

Handling and storage

Handling: Workers should wear an airline hood, chemical gloves and
sleevelets all of which are plant standard.

Storage: Temperature 16-20°C. Light, normal ambient.

Packaging of the substance and or preparation: Flexible intermediate bulk container with a polypropylene
interior which can hold up to 810lb. The monoaldehyde is
pre-subdivided into batches of 466kg.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Transport: Transport in sealed, correctly labelled containers and
prevent from falling over.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: None known.

Chemical reaction with water: Not water reactive.

Dust explosion: None known.

Dust explosion determined by test: N

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: The material is completely used up in the reaction and hence
no recycling or recovery is possible.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: Incineration (660) is the recommended method of disposal.

Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Not applicable, the substance will not enter the public