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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice:
Immediately remove contaminated clothing. If danger of loss of consciousness, place patient in recovery position and transport accordingly. Apply artificial respiration if necessary. If inhaled:
Keep patient calm, remove to fresh air. Immediately inhale corticosteroid dose aerosol.

On skin contact:
Wipe dry. Immediately wash thoroughly with plenty of water, apply sterile dressings, consult a skin specialist.

On contact with eyes:
Immediately wash affected eyes for at least 15 minutes under running water with eyelids held open, consult an eye specialist.

On ingestion:
Rinse mouth immediately and then drink plenty of water, seek medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media:
dry extinguishing media

Unsuitable extinguishing media for safety reasons:

Specific hazards:
hydrogen chloride
The substances/groups of substances mentioned can be released if the product is involved in a fire.

Special protective equipment:
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus.

Further information:
Contaminated extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with official regulations.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:
Breathing protection required.

Environmental precautions:
Due to the pH-value of the product, neutralization is generally required before discharging sewage into treatment plants.

Methods for cleaning up or taking up:
For large amounts: Sweep/shovel up. Dispose of absorbed material in accordance with regulations.
For residues: Rinse away with water.
Avoid raising dust.

Handling and storage

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Keep container tightly sealed. Before opening venting of container is recommended; beware of escaping gases and vapours. Avoid dust formation. Breathing must be protected when large quantities are decanted without local exhaust ventilation.

Protection against fire and explosion:
The substance/product is non-combustible.

Further information on storage conditions: Keep container tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place. Keep container dry.

Storage stability:
Product is hygroscopic.
Improper storage may result in pressure build up in the drums.

Transport information

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Marine transport (IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Components with workplace control parameters

7446-70-0: aluminium chloride

7647-01-0: hydrogen chloride

Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection:
Gas filter for gases/vapours of inorganic compounds (e.g. EN 14387 Type B) Combination filter for gases/vapours of organic, inorganic, acid inorganic, alkaline compounds and toxic particles (e. g. EN 14387 Type ABEK-P3)

Hand protection:
Chemical resistant protective gloves (EN 374)
Suitable materials also with prolonged, direct contact (Recommended: Protective index 6, corresponding > 480 minutes of permeation time according to EN 374):
polyvinylchloride (PVC) - 0.7 mm coating thickness
nitrile rubber (NBR) - 0.4 mm coating thickness
Supplementary note: The specifications are based on tests, literature data and information of glove manufacturers or are derived from similar substances by analogy. Due to many conditions (e.g. temperature) it must be considered, that the practical usage of a chemical-protective glove in practice may be much shorter than the permeation time determined through testing.
Manufacturer's directions for use should be observed because of great diversity of types.

Eye protection:
Tightly fitting safety goggles (cage goggles) (e.g. EN 166) and face shield.
Body protection:
chemical-protection suit (f.e. according to EN 14605)

General safety and hygiene measures:
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Hands and/or face should be washed before breaks and at the end of the shift.

Stability and reactivity

Thermal decomposition: No decomposition if correctly stored and handled.

Substances to avoid:

Hazardous reactions:
Reacts violently with water. Develops hydrochloric acid (HCL) on contact with water. The formation of gaseous decomposition products builds up pressure in tightly closed containers.

Hazardous decomposition products:
hydrogen chloride
The substances/substance groups mentioned are formed by hydrolysis.

Disposal considerations

Must be disposed of by special means, e.g. suitable dumping after chemical/physical pretreatment (consolidation).

Check for possible recycling.
Contact waste centre regarding recycling.

Contaminated packaging:
Contaminated packaging should be emptied as far as possible; then it can be passed on for recycling after being thoroughly cleaned.