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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures:
- General advice : Move out of dangerous area. Remove contaminated clothing immediately and dispose of safely.
- If inhaled : Move to fresh air. Make the victim blow his nose. Seek medical advice immediately.
- In case of skin contact : Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical advice immediately.
- In case of eye contact : Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical advice immediately.
- If swallowed : Do not induce vomiting. Call emergency medical care. In case of acute poisoning, lie the victim in half upright position. Put the victim under medical supervision. Keep the victim warm.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
- Symptoms : Burns.
IN ALL CASES, ALERT A PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATLY.
Headache.
Nausea.
Vomiting
Aspiration may cause pulmonary oedema and pneumonitis.
- Hazards : Risk of pulmonary oedema.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media:
- Suitable extinguishing media : All means (e.g. water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical extinguisher).
- Extinguishing media that must not be used for safety reasons: Strong water jet.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:
- In case of fire, the product may emit toxic and/or irritating fumes.
- Supposed thermal decomposition/oxidation:
Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
Hydrogen chloride (HCl)
Sulphurous oxides (SOx)

Advice for firefighters:
- Special protective equipment for firefighting: Use self-contained breathing apparatus. Wear full protective suit.
- Further information : Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment. Avoid rejection of extinguishing water in the environment.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
Insulating breathing apparatus and chemical suit.

Environmental precautions:
Avoid any spreading of product.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up:
- General advice : Sweep and shovel the solid product in a container adapted for its recovery or destroying (avoiding dust formation). Close and label rigorously.
- Cleaning of contaminated zone : After taking up the product, rinse the polluted area with water.
- Elimination of recovered materials : Deliver to Environmental service of the factory or to any specialized and approved disposal service.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling:
- Advice on safe handling (industrial scale): Local ventilation and emission point dust extraction. Enclosed transfer strongly recommended. Work in a defined area with restricted access recommended.
Take precautionary measures against electrostatic loading. Earth vessels and equipment well.
- Advice on safe handling (laboratory scale): Handling in a fume cupboard. Work in a defined area with restricted access recommended.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:
- Requirements for storage rooms and vessels: Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place.
- Advice on common storage : Do not store with strong oxidizing agents.
- Further information on storage conditions: Keep in a well closed container, away from moisture and light. Storage under dry inert gas (eg. nitrogen) recommended.
- Storage temperature : Keep at ambient temperature.
- Packaging material advised : Glass, polyethylene, polypropylene.
- Sensitivity
Humidity : Reacts with water (hydrolysis). Hygroscopic.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Personal protective equipment
(IMPORTANT: to be adapted following the workplace risk assessment.)
Special recommendations : Corrosive compound: avoid any contact with skin and eyes.

Workshop
- Respiratory protection : Air supplied hood.
- Hand protection : Suitable anti-acid gloves.
Glove material : Butyl rubber
Layer thickness : 0,7 mm
Break through time: > 480 min
- Eye protection : See respiratory protection.
- Body Protection : Anti-acid boots and suit.
- Hygiene measures : Shower recommended.

Laboratory
- Respiratory protection : Handle in a fume cupboard.
- Hand protection : Suitable anti-acid gloves.
- Eye protection : Safety glasses.
- Body Protection : Dedicated working clothes recommended.
- Hygiene measures : Wash hands.

Stability and reactivity

Stability and reactivity
Safety remarks : Decomposition under the effect of water.
Safety remarks : Risk of dust ignition or explosion.

Incompatible materials : Strong oxidizing agents. Water.

Hazardous decomposition products:
Supposed thermal decomposition/oxidation:
Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
Hydrogen chloride (HCl)
Sulphurous oxides (SOx)

Disposal considerations

Product : Deliver to the Environmental service of the factory or to any specialized and approved disposal service.
Uncleaned packaging : Deliver to the Environmental service of the factory or to any specialized and approved disposal service. Make the container unusuable.