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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation
Keep at rest. Aerate with fresh air. Call a physician immediately. Symptoms of poisoning may develop many hours after exposure.

Skin
Wash off with 3% acetic acid followed by large amounts of plain water for at least 5 min as a final step. Immediate medical treatment is necessary as untreated wounds from corrosion of the skin heal slowly and with difficulty.

Eyes
Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses. Immediate medical attention is required.

Ingestion
Call a physician immediately. Do not induce vomiting without medical advice.


Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

Main symptoms: shortness of breath, convulsions, cough, hypertensive effect.
Special hazard: Stomach perforation, Lung oedema.


Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
General advice: Remove contaminated, soaked clothing immediately and dispose of safely. First aider needs to protect himself.
Treat as an alkaline substance (similar to ammonia). If ingested, irrigate the stomach. Treat skin and mucous membranes with antihistamine and corticoids. In case of lung irritation, first treatment with cortisone spray. Symptoms may be delayed. Later control for pneumonia and lung oedema.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media: alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide (CO2), water spray

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.


Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:
Under conditions giving incomplete combustion, hazardous gases produced may consist of:
carbon monoxide (CO)
carbon dioxide (CO2)
nitrogen oxides (NOx)
Combustion gases of organic materials must in principle be graded as inhalation poisons
Vapour/air-mixtures are explosive at intense warming
Vapours are heavier than air and may spread along floors


Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for firefighters: Fire fighter protection should include a self-contained breathing apparatus (NIOSH-approved or EN 133) and full fire-fighting turn out gear.

Precautions for firefighting: Cool containers / tanks with water spray. Dike and collect water used to fight fire. Keep people away from and upwind of fire. Water run-off can cause environmental damage.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
For non-emergency personnel: For personal protective equipment see section 8. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Avoid breathing vapors or mists. Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak. Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.


Environmental precautions

Prevent further leakage or spillage. Do not discharge product into the aquatic environment without pretreatment (biological treatment plant).


Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Methods for containment: Stop the flow of material, if possible without risk. Dike spilled material, where this is possible.

Methods for cleaning up: Soak up with inert absorbent material. DO NOT use combustible materials such as sawdust. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal. If liquid has been spilt in large quantities clean up promptly by scoop or vacuum. Dispose of in accordance with local regulations. Take necessary action to avoid static electricity discharge (which might cause ignition of organic vapours).

Handling and storage

Advice on safe handling
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.
Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms. Refill and handle product only in closed system.

Hygiene measures
When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. Take off all contaminated clothing immediately. Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.

Incompatible products: acids, oxidizing agents


Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Advice on protection against fire and explosion
Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking. Take necessary action to avoid static electricity discharge (which might cause ignition of organic vapours). In case of fire, emergency cooling with water spray should be available. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Vapour/air-mixtures are explosive at intense warming.

Technical measures/Storage conditions
Keep containers tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place. Handle and open container with care. Handle under nitrogen, protect from moisture. Keep at temperatures between -18 and 38 °C (0 and 100 °F).

Unsuitable material: brass, copper, Aluminium, zinc, bronze

Temperature class: T3

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 2542
Proper shipping name and description:
Tributylamine
Language:
English
Class:
6.1
Classification code:
T1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
6.1
Remarks:
ADR Tunnel restriction code (D/E)
Hazard Number 60

Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 2542
Proper shipping name and description:
Tributylamine
Language:
English
Class:
6.1
Classification code:
T1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
6.1
Remarks
ADN Tanker forbidden

Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN 2542
Proper shipping name and description:
Tributylamine
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-A
S-A
Labels:
6.1
Remarks
Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL and the IBC Code: not applicable

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN 2542
Proper shipping name and description:
Tributylamine
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
6.1
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Special adaptations (REACH): Not applicable.

Appropriate Engineering controls: General or dilution ventilation is frequently insufficient as the sole means of controlling employee exposure. Local ventilation is usually preferred. Explosion-proof equipment (for example fans, switches, and grounded ducts) should be used in mechanical ventilation systems.


Personal protective equipment

General industrial hygiene practice: Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not breathe vapours or spray mist. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.

Hygiene measures: When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. Take off all contaminated clothing immediately. Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.

Eye protection: Tightly fitting safety goggles. In addition to goggles, wear a face shield if there is a reasonable chance for splash to the face. Equipment should conform to EN 166

Hand protection: Wear protective gloves. Recommendations are listed below. Other protective material may be used, depending on the situation, if adequate degradation and permeation data is available. If other chemicals are used in conjunction with this chemical, material selection should be based on protection for all chemicals present.

Suitable material: nitrile rubber
Evaluation: according to EN 374: level 6
Glove thickness: approx 0,55 mm
Break through time: > 480 min

Suitable material: polyvinylchloride
Evaluation: Information derived from practical experience
Glove thickness: approx 0,8 mm

Skin and body protection: Impervious clothing. Wear face-shield and protective suit for abnormal processing problems.

Respiratory protection: Respirator with A filter. Full mask with above mentioned filter according to producers using requirements or self-contained breathing apparatus. Equipment should conform to EN 136 or EN 140 and EN 143.

Environmental exposure controls: Use product only in closed system. If leakage can not be prevented, the substance needs to be suck off at the emersion point, if possible without danger. If recycling is not practicable, dispose of in compliance with local
regulations. Inform the responsible authorities in case of leakage into the atmosphere, or of entry into waterways, soil or drains.

Additional advice: For specific exposure controls see the annex to this safety data sheet. Further details on substance data can be found in the registration dossier under the following link: http://echa.europa.eu/information-on-chemicals/registered-substances.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity: The reactivity of the product corresponds to the typical reactivity shown by the substance group as described in any text book on organic chemistry.

Chemical stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions: Hazardous polymerisation does not occur.

Conditions to avoid: Avoid contact with heat, sparks, open flame and static discharge. Avoid any source of ignition.

Incompatible materials: strong acids, oxidizing agents.

Hazardous decomposition products: No decomposition if stored and applied as directed. If heated to thermal decomposition the following decomposition products may occur depending on the conditions. carbon monoxide (CO). nitrogen oxides (NOx). cyanides. nitric acid. nitriles.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

Product Information: Disposal required in compliance with all waste management related state and local regulations. The choice of the appropriate method of disposal depends on the product composition by the time of disposal as well as the local statutes and possibilities for disposal. Hazardous waste according to European Waste Catalogue (EWC)

Uncleaned empty packaging: Contaminated packaging should be emptied as far as possible and after appropriate cleansing may be taken for reuse.