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First-aid measures

Inhalation. Remove to fresh air. Maintain an adequate airway and respiration. Keep warm and at rest. Get medical attention immediately.
Skin: Remove contaminated clothing. Immediately wash skin with soap and water. Get medical attention if skin cracking or redness occurs.
Eyes: Immediately flush eye with large quantities of water for at least 15 minutes holding the eye open. Avoid contaminating unaffected eye. Consult a doctor if soreness or redness persists
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Keep patient warm and at rest. Get medical attention immediately.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media: Suitable: Alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical powder, carbon dioxide, water spray. Unsuitable: Water in a jet.
Special hazards: Hazardous combustion products may include carbon monoxide. Flammable vapour may form explosive vapour concentrations. Containers may explode when heated. Cool tanks/drums with water spray. Contain firefighting water. Do not move the load if exposed to heat.
Protective equipment: Full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

Accidental release measures

Advice for non emergency personnel: Evacuate all non-essential personnel. Avoid eye and skin contact, and inhalation of vapour. Eliminate all ignition sources. Wear appropriate protective clothing. Wear respiratory protection. Ventilate area. Vapour is heavier than air. Be aware of possible accumulation of vapour at floor level, in drains and basements. Do not touch or walk through spilled material.
Environmental precautions: Keep away from drains, water and soil. Advise authorities if spilled material has entered water courses or sewer or has contaminated soil or vegetation.
Clean up methods: Absorb or contain liquid with sand, earth or spill control material. Collect and place in a labelled sealable container for subsequent safe disposal. Flush contaminated area with plenty of water. Put leaking containers in a labelled drum or overdrum. Damaged drums must be emptied. Do not use compressed air for pumping over spills.
Advice for emergency responders: Splash goggles. Full suit. Boots. Gloves. A self-contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation of the product.

Handling and storage

Handling: Use good hygiene practice. Avoid contact with skin. Do not breathe vapour. Only use in well ventilated areas, especially at floor level. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Provide emergency eye washing and shower facilities. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Use explosion-proof electrical (ventilating, lighting and material handling) equipment. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke in work areas. Remove contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering eating areas. Take precautions against electrostatic discharge by earth and cross bonding all equipment.
Storage: Storage area should be cool and dry. Keep away from direct sunlight. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Store in a bunded area or fireproof storeroom. Drains from bunds should not pass directly to sewer or water courses. For containers use mild steel or stainless steel, polypropylene or glass. Incompatible materials: copper, polyethylene. Transfer by earthing and bonding containers and equipment before transferring material. Store in a segregated and approved area.. Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use. Avoid all possible sources of ignition (spark or flame). Store away from incompatible materials and conditions.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Technical control measures: Use engineering control measures such as containment to limit exposure. Use local exhaust ventilation if concentrations in air could exceed occupational exposure standard. Regular exposure measurements should be taken to ensure compliance with exposure limits.
Respiratory protection: Use positive pressure breathing mask if concentrations in air could exceed occupational exposure standard.
Eye protection: Protective goggles with side-shields
Hand protection: Gloves made from Nitrile rubber, Viton or PCA. No information available on breakthrough times.
Body protection: Neoprene™ apron. Rubber boots.
Environmental protection: Defined as a volatile organic chemical under directive 99/13. No special limits apply

Stability and reactivity

Stability: Unstable on long term exposure to air
Conditions to avoid: High temperatures and sources of ignition. Exposure to air/oxygen for more than brief periods.
Materials to avoid: Oxidising agents, acids, bases, halogens, heat sources, ignition sources , copper.
Hazardous decomposition products: Oxides of carbon on combustion. Explosive decomposition on exposure to temperature rise. Oxidises slowly on exposure to air. Reacts violently with strong oxidisers. Unstabilised product may polymerise with many compounds: strong acids/bases, some halogens. Such reactions are exothermic and may result in increased fire risk.

Disposal considerations

Waste disposal: Dispose of as hazardous waste. Recover or recycle if possible. Otherwise incineration. Dispose of in accordance with all local regulations. Do not discharge to drain or surface waters. Waste material code (directive 91/689, council decision 2001/118) 07 02 04 'other organic solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors'.
Container disposal: Drain container thoroughly. After draining, vent in a safe place. Send to drum recover or metal reclaimer.