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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures

Remove contaminated or saturated clothing.


Following inhalation of product dust:

Move victims into fresh air.

If symptoms persist, call a physician.

Skin contact

Wash off with soap and water.

Eye contact

Possible discomfort is due to foreign substance effect.

Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water keeping eyelid open.

In case of persistent discomfort: Consult an ophthalmologist.


Have the mouth rinsed with water.

After absorbing large amounts of substance:

Consult a physician.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed


Following inhalation:

Possible signs of poisoning: headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, seizures, unconciousness, respiratory disturbance, cessation of breathing, cardiac arrest.


In the case of fire:

General advice

Combustion gases can contain hydrogen cyanide.

Observe self-protection

Remove victims from hazardous area.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

If substance has been swallowed:

administration of activated charcoal.

Acceleration of gastrointestinal passage

In case of signs of poisoning:

Notify ambulance immediately (keyword: poisoning by hydrocyanic acid).

Move victims into fresh air.

Do not leave victims unattended.

Keep warm and in a quiet place.

In case of difficulties in breathing, supply oxygen.

Employ artificial respiration if breathing ceases.

No mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose artificial respiration. Use artificial respiration bag or respirator.

Place person on side in stable position if unconscious.

Notes to physician

Therapy as for hydrocyanic acid poisoning.

Observe national methods of treatment.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media

All extinguishing substances suitable.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

May be released in case of fire:

Hydro-cyanic acid

carbon dioxide (CO2)

Carbon monoxide

organic and sulphurous products of decomposition

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters

In the case of fire, wear respiratory protective equipment independent of surrounding air and chemical protective suit.

Advice for firefighters

Water used to extinguish fire should not enter drainage systems, soil or stretches of water.

Ensure there are sufficient retaining facilities for water used to extinguish fire.

Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Wear personal protective equipment.

Environmental precautions

Do not allow entrance in sewage water, soil stretches of water, groundwater, drainage systems.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Pick up mechanically with a suitable material and collect in a suitable container.

Additional advice

Isolate and seal off defective containers immediately.

Handling and storage


Precautions for safe handling

Always close container tightly after removal of product.

at temperature > 150 °C:

hydrocyanic acid may be released during processing.

Encapsulation or suction necessary.

Do not introduce suctioned air to the work rooms.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion

Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.

Take precautionary measures against static discharges.

Explosion protection is recommended in case the explosion limits for the following substance might be exceeded: Ethanol.

Danger of explosion from residual product fumes; therefore avoid spark production through cutting, grinding, or welding work in the area of the container.

When repairs of the production system are to be made (e.g. welding work), the section to be repaired must be essentially free of product.


Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Keep in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.

Storage stability

12 month   10 - 40 °C  

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters

Engineering measures

Ensure suitable suction/aeration at the work place and with operational machinery.

see also section 7.

Personal protective equipment

Respiratory protection

Respirator with ABEK-P2 combination filter

Hand protection

Wear protective gloves made from a tough material.

Glove material       for example, butyl-rubber

Material thickness       0,5 mm

Break through time       >= 480 min

Glove material       for example, Fluorinated rubber (Viton)

Material thickness       0,4 mm

Break through time       >= 480 min

Suitability for specific workplaces should be clarified with protective glove manufacturers.

The rupture time and material thickness data are guideline values! Exact rupture time / material thickness data can be obtained from the protective glove manufacturer.

The information is based on our own tests, references from the literature and information from glove manufacturers, or derived by analogy with similar materials.

Please observe that the daily duration of usage of a chemical protective glove is in practice far shorter due to the many influencing factors (e.g. temperature, mechanical strain on the glove material) than the permeation time determined acc. EN 374.

Eye protection


Skin and body protection

If used in accordance with the regulations: No particular protective equipment required.

When handling larger quantities:

chemical protective suit, disposable protective suit

Remove contaminated or saturated clothing.

Hygiene measures

The usual precautionary measures for dealing with chemicals should be observed. No eating, drinking, smoking, or snuffing tobacco at work. Wash face and/or hands before break and end of work.

Preventive skin protection recommended.

Protective measures

The personal protective equipment used must meet the requirements of directive 89/686/EEC and amendments (CE certification).

It should be defined in the work place in the form of a risk analysis according to directive 89/686/EEC and amendments.

If there is the possibility of skin/eye contact, the indicated hand/eye/body protection should be used.

If workplace exposure limits are exceeded and/or larger amounts are released (leakage, spilling, dust) the indicated respiratory protection should be used.

Stability and reactivity

Hazardous decomposition products

decomposition products with heating above decomposition temperature

Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide (CO2), organic and sulphurous products of decomposition, Ethanol, hydrogen cyanide (hydrocyanic acid)

Disposal considerations


Can be disposed of as a solid waste or burned in a suitable installation subject to local regulations.

Uncleaned packaging

Contaminated packaging should ideally be emptied; it can then be recycled after having been decontaminated.

Incorrect disposal or reuse of this container is illegal and can be dangerous.

If there is product residue in the emptied container, follow directions for handling on the container's label.

Other countries: observe the national regulations.

Waste Key Number

No waste key number as per the European Waste Types List can be assigned to this product, since such classification is based on the (as yet undetermined) use to which the product is put by the consumer.

The waste key number must be determined as per the European Waste Types List (decision on EU Waste Types List 2000/532/EC) in cooperation with the disposal firm / producing firm / official authority.