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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: Remove patient to fresh air. Seek medical attention.
Emergency measure - Eyes: Rinse with plenty of water for 10 minutes. Seek medical
Emergency measure - Skin: Wash affected area with soap and water. If irritation
develops, seek medical attention.
Emergency measure - Ingestion: Seek medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Water, carbon dioxide, foam or dry powder may be used.

Product arising from burning: Products of combustion may contain oxides of carbon and
hydrogen bromide, hydrogen fluoride together with some soot.

Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: Full personal protective equipment and approved positive
pressure, self-contained breathing apparatus with full face
mask should be worn.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Isolate spillage. Absorb spill with suitable material such
as sand or sawdust. Shovel or sweep up and place in suitable
labelled sealed containers. Dispose of by incineration in
accordance with local regulations. Flush spill site with
water to remove trace residues and avoid washings entering
drainage system. Inform water and local authorities

Handling and storage

Handling: Avoid breathing vapours. The substance should only be
handled in a well ventilated area. Avoid skin contact.

Impervious gloves, goggles, personal protective equipment
and a self contained breathing apparatus should be worn.
Keep away from all sources of ignition and avoid contact
with strong oxidising agents.

Storage: Store in tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place,
away from any sources of ignition. Protect against static

Packaging of the substance and or preparation: The substance should be supplied in one of the following

200 litre, UN approved, polypropylene drum.

200 litre, UN approved, valothane lined steel drum.

45 or 25 litre, UN approved, polypropylene carboy.

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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Special provisions / remarks
Transport code: UN 1993
Transport: Transport in appropriate containers.

UN Number: 1993

UN Class/Packing Group: 3, Packaging group III

UN Proper Shipping Name: Flammable liquid, NOS (35DFBB)

IMO Class/Packing Group: 3.3, Packaging group III

IMO Symbol: Flammable liquid

IMO Marine Pollutant: No

ADR/RID Class/Item: 3,Item 31(c)

ADR/RID Symbol: Flammable liquid

ADR/RID Kemler Number: 30/1993

IATA/ICAO Class/Packing Group: 3, Packaging group III

IATA/ICAO Symbol: Flammable liquid
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: Avoid extremes of temperature and direct sunlight.

Avoid contact with strong oxidising agents.

Chemical reaction with water: None reported.

Dust explosion: Not applicable, the substance is a liquid.

Dust explosion determined by test: N

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Recovery for recycling is not possible.

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: None known.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Not recommended.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: Recommended method at a suitable facility. Waste gas
scrubbing to remove hydrogen bromide and hydroden fluoride
should be fitted. (A661)

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: Not recommended.

Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: The substance will not enter the public domain.