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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Most important symptoms and effects

Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Causes burns. Causes injury to the cornea and eyelids.

Risk of serious damage to eyes.

Description of first aid measures


Call a physician immediately.


Get medical attention immediately by calling a physician or a poison control center. Remove to fresh air. If not

breathing, give artificial respiration. Oxygen may additionally be given, by trained personnel, if it is available.


Immediately flush skin with plenty of water while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical

attention if symptoms occur. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean or destroy contaminated shoes.


Immediately start continuous flushing of eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. If easy to do, contact lenses

should be removed during the flushing, by trained personnel. Hold the eyelids apart during the flushing to

ensure rinsing the entire surface of the eye and lids with water. Get medical attention immediately.


Get medical attention immediately by calling a physician or a poison control center. Induce vomiting

immediately, only as directed by medical personnel. The patient should lie on their left side while vomiting to

reduce the risk of aspiration. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious or convulsing person.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Persons with pre-existing skin, respiratory, and/or central nervous system disease may be at increased risk if exposed

to this material.

Condition of the patient should be carefully monitored. Aspiration of this product during induced emesis can result in

lung injury. If evacuation of stomach contents is considered necessary, use method least likely to cause aspiration,

such as gastric lavage after endotracheal intubation. Contact a Poison Control Center for additional treatment

information. Treat patient symptomatically.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

waterspray, alcohol resistant foam, sand, dry chemical powder, CO2.

Unsuitable extinguishing media


Hazardous decomposition / combustion products

Carbon dioxide, Carbon monoxide, Methane, tert-Amyl alcohol, Ethane, Propane.

Protective equipment

Firefighters must wear fire resistant protective equipment. Wear approved respirator and protective gloves.

Other information

Evacuate all non-essential personnel. Extinguish a small fire with powder or carbon dioxide then apply water to prevent

re-ignition. Cool closed containers with water. Water used to extinguish a fire should not be allowed to enter the

drainage system or water courses. After a fire, ventilate thoroughly the area and soak with water, clean the walls and

metallic surfaces.

Fire and explosion hazard

CAUTION: reignition may occur. Decomposition under effect of heating (See also Section Hazardous decomposition

products). If involved in a fire, it will support combustion. Vapours may form explosive mixtures with air. In case of fire

and/or explosion do not breathe fumes.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions

Use self-contained respiratory equipment. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. For personal protection see Section 8.

Environmental precautions

Do not allow to enter drains or water courses.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Stop leakage if possible. Eliminate all sources of ignition, and do not generate flames or sparks. Transfer remaining

product from leaking container to a clean and suitable container. Cover the remainder with inert absorbent (e.g.

vermiculite) for disposal. Keep contents moist. The waste should NOT be confined. Flush surroundings with large

amounts of water.

Other information

CAUTION: reignition may occur. Vapours are heavier than air and may spread along floors. Vapours may travel to a

source of ignition and flash back. Evacuate personnel to safe area.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

Never weigh out in the storage room. When using do not eat, drink or smoke. Do not pipet by mouth. Do not breathe

fumes/vapour. Handle in well ventilated areas. Apply effective local ventilation. Eliminate all sources of ignition, and do

not generate flames or sparks. Keep away from reducing agents (e.g. amines), acids, alkalies and heavy metal

compounds (e.g. accelerators, driers, metal soaps). Keep product and emptied container away from heat and sources

of ignition. Confinement must be avoided. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid Incompatible materials (See Section


Fire and explosion prevention

Use explosion protected equipment. Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking. Use non-sparking tools in

area's where explosive vapor air mixtures may occur. Do not cut or weld on or near this container even when empty.

Conditions for safe storage

Store in accordance with local/national regulations. Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs. Store in a

dry well ventilated place away from sources of heat and direct sunlight. Store separate from other chemicals. Keep

only in the original container. Keep container upright to prevent leakage.


For maximum quality store below: 30 °C.

Other information

It is recommended to use electrical equipment of temperature group T3. However, autoignition can never be excluded.

Wash hands thoroughly after handling or contact. Keep working clothing separately and do not take them home.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 3107
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN 3107
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Organic peroxide type e, liquid ( tert-Amyl hydroperoxide )
Chemical name:
tert-Amyl hydroperoxide
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN 3107
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Organic peroxide type e, liquid ( tert-Amyl hydroperoxide )
Chemical name:
tert-Amyl hydroperoxide
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters

Ensure good ventilation and local exhaustion of the working area. Explosion proof ventilation recommended.

Personal protection


Do not breathe vapour ! In case of insufficient ventilation wear suitable respiratory equipment (respirator with

Filter A).


Wear suitable protective gloves of neoprene or synthetic rubber.


Wear eye/face protection.

Skin and body

Wear suitable protective clothing.

Other information

Emergency-shower and facilities for rinsing eyes must be accessible. Launder clothes before reuse.

Stability and reactivity

Chemical stability

SADT - (Self accelerating decomposition temperature) is the lowest temperature at which self accelerating

decomposition may occur with a substance in the packaging as used in transport.

A dangerous self-accelerating decomposition reaction and, under certain circumstances, explosion or fire can

be caused by thermal decomposition at and above the following temperature: 80 °C. Contact with incompa tible

substances can cause decomposition at or below the SADT 80 °C.

Conditions to avoid

To maintain quality store in original closed container below: 30 °C.

A high degree of confinement must be avoided.

Incompatible materials

Avoid contact with rust, iron and Copper. Contact with incompatible materials such as acids, alkalies, heavy metals

and reducing agents will result in hazardous decomposition. Do not mix with peroxide accelerators. Use only Stainless

steel 316, PP, polyethylene or glass-lined equipment. Contact Akzo Nobel for more information.

Possibility of hazardous reactions

Polymerization does not occur.

Hazardous decomposition products

Hazardous decomposition products: Methane, tert-Amyl alcohol, Ethane, Propane.

Other information

Emergency procedures will vary depending on conditions. The customer must have an emergency response plan in

place. Contact Akzo Nobel for assistance with developing an emergency response plan.

Disposal considerations


Due to the high risk of contamination recycling/recovery is not recommended. Waste disposal in accordance with

regulations (most probably controlled incineration).

Contaminated packaging

According to local regulations. Emptied container might retain product residues. Follow all warnings even after the

container is emptied. Do not wash residues into drains or other waterways.

Other information

For further advice contact manufacturer.