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First-aid measures

IN INHALED:
- Move to fresh air.
- Call a physician immediately.
- Take victim immediately to hospital.
- Keep under medical supervision for at least 48 hours.

IN CASE OF EYE CONTACT:
- Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.
- Immediate medical attention is required.

IN CASE OF SKIN CONTACT:
- Wash off with soap and plenty of water.
- Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
- Call a physician immediately.

IF SWALLOWED:
- Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water.
- Do NOT induce vomiting.
- Call a physician immediately.
- Take victim immediately to hospital.

Fire-fighting measures

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
Suitable extinguishing media:
- Water
- powder
- Foam
- Dry chemical
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Unsuitable extinguishing media:
- None.

SPECIFIC HAZARDS ARISING FROM THE CHEMICAL
- The product is not flammable
- Container may explode if heated.
- Flash back possible over considerable distance.
- In case of fire hazardous decomposition products may be produced such as: Gaseous hydrogen fluoride (HF), Fluorophosgene
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Carbon monoxide

SPECIAL PROTECTIVE ACTIONS FOR FIRE-FIGHTERS
- Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.
- When intervention in close proximity wear acid resistant over suit.
- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
- Approach from upwind.
- Protect intervention team with a water spray as they approach the fire.
- Keep containers and surroundings cool with water spray.
- Keep product and empty container away from heat and sources of ignition.

Accidental release measures

PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Advice for non-emergency personnel:
- Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.

Advice for emergency responders:
- Immediately evacuate personnel to safe areas.
- Isolate the area.
- Proceed with care, if possible remain in a sheltered location.
- Use personal protective equipment.
- Ventilate the area.
- Remove all sources of ignition.
- Refer to protective measures listed in sections 7 and 8.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS
- Should not be released into the environment.
- Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.

METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR CONTAINMENT AND CLEANING UP
- Soak up with inert absorbent material.
- Suitable material for picking up
- Dry sand
- Earth
- Shovel into suitable container for disposal.

Handling and storage

PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING
- Ensure adequate ventilation.
- Use personal protective equipment.
- Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
- To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.
- Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.
- Clean and dry piping circuits and equipment before any operations.
- Ensure all equipment is electrically grounded before beginning transfer operations.

CONDITIONS FOR STORAGE, INCLUDING INCOMPATIBILITIES
Storage:
- Keep in properly labelled containers.
- Keep container tightly closed.
- Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
- Keep away from combustible material.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.
- Provide tight electrical equipment well protected against corrosion.
- Refer to protective measures listed in sections 7 and 8.

Packaging material
Suitable material:
- Plastic material
- Metal containers must be lined.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 3382
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
TOXIC BY INHALATION LIQUID, N.O.S.(OCTAFLUOROISOBUTHYL METHYL ETHER)
Chemical name:
2-[difluoro(methoxy)methyl]-1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoropropane
Language:
English
Labels:
6.1 - Toxic
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

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

UN number:
UN 3382
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
TOXIC BY INHALATION LIQUID, N.O.S.(OCTAFLUOROISOBUTHYL METHYL ETHER)
Chemical name:
2-[difluoro(methoxy)methyl]-1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoropropane
Language:
English
Labels:
6.1 - Toxic
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN 3382
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
TOXIC BY INHALATION LIQUID, N.O.S.(OCTAFLUOROISOBUTHYL METHYL ETHER)
Chemical name:
2-[difluoro(methoxy)methyl]-1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoropropane
Labels:
6.1 - Toxic
Remarksopen allclose all

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN 3382
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
TOXIC BY INHALATION LIQUID, N.O.S.(OCTAFLUOROISOBUTHYL METHYL ETHER)
Chemical name:
2-[difluoro(methoxy)methyl]-1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoropropane
Labels:
6.1 - Toxic
Special provisions / remarks
Remarks:
Forbidden
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Exposure controls / personal protection

CONTROL PARAMETERS
Exposure Limit Values

1,1,1,3,3,-pentafluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl)-3-methoxypropane
- SAEL (Solvay Acceptable Exposure Limit)
Ceiling = 1 ppm
Remarks: Skin sensitiser
Remarks:
- Threshold limit values of by-products from thermal decomposition

Methanol
- UK. EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) 2007
time weighted average = 200 ppm
time weighted average = 266 mg/m3
- UK. EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) 2007
Short term exposure limit = 250 ppm
Short term exposure limit = 333 mg/m3
- UK. EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) 2007
Remarks: Can be absorbed through skin.
- US. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values 2009
time weighted average = 200 ppm
- US. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values 2009
Short term exposure limit = 250 ppm
- US. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values 2009
Remarks: Can be absorbed through skin.
- EU. Indicative Exposure and Directives relating to the protection of risks related to work exposure to chemical, physical, and biological agents. 12 2009
time weighted average = 200 ppm
time weighted average = 260 mg/m3
Remarks: Indicative
- EU. Indicative Exposure and Directives relating to the protection of risks related to work exposure to chemical, physical, and biological agents. 02 2006
Remarks: Can be absorbed through skin.

EXPOSURE CONTROLS
Appropriate engineering controls:
- Ensure adequate ventilation.
- Refer to protective measures listed in sections 7 and 8.
- Apply technical measures to comply with the occupational exposure limits.

Individual protection measures:
Respiratory protection
- Always wear a self-contained breathing apparatus or full-face airline respirator when using this chemical.
- Use only respiratory protection that conforms to international/ national standards.
Hand protection:
- Neoprene gloves
- PVC
- Take note of the information given by the producer concerning permeability and break through times, and of special workplace conditions (mechanical strain, duration of contact).
Eye protection:
- If splashes are likely to occur, wear: Face-shield
Skin and body protection:
- Long sleeved clothing
- Safety shoes
Hygiene measures:
- Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.
- When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
- Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
- Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

Environmental exposure controls:
- Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

Stability and reactivity

REACTIVITY
- No dangerous reaction known under conditions of normal use.

CHEMICAL STABILITY
- Stable under recommended storage conditions.

POSSIBILITY OF HAZARDOUS REACTIONS
- No dangerous reaction known under conditions of normal use.

CONDITIONS TO AVOID
- To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.
- Keep away from flames and sparks.

MATERIALS TO AVOID
- Combustible material, Flammable materials, Oxidizing agents, Alkali metals, Reducing agents

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS
- Gaseous hydrogen fluoride (HF)., Fluorophosgene, Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide (CO2)

Disposal considerations

WASTE DISPOSAL METHODS
- The incinerator must be equipped with a system for the neutralisation or recovery of HF.
- In accordance with local and national regulations.

CONTAMINATED PACKAGING
- Empty containers can be landfilled, when in accordance with the local regulations

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