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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

EYE CONTACT: Flush with large volumes of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention.

SKIN CONTACT: Wash with large volumes of soap and water. If irritation occurs, get medical attention.

INHALATION: Remove person to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing difficult give oxygen. Get medical attention.

INGESTION: If conscious, give person 1 to 2 glasses of water. Get medical attention immediately.

Fire-fighting measures

GENERAL HAZARD: Combustible liquid.

FIRE FIGHTING: Firefighters should have eye protection and wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

Use water spray to cool containers exposed to fire.

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Alcohol foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, water spray for dilution to non-flammable mixture.

DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS UNDER FIRE CONDITIONS: Combustion produces carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

Accidental release measures

LAND SPILL: Pick up spill on sand, earth or other non-combustible, absorbent material. Flush area with water to remove last traces. Collect wash water/material for disposal. Wear all appropriate personal protective equipment.

Handling and storage

STORAGE AND HANDLING: Store in cool, dry, well ventilated location. Outside or detached storage is preferred.

Separate from oxidizers. Keep containers tightly closed. No smoking or eating in handling area.

Avoid contact with skin eyes and clothing. Avoid breathing mists and vapors.

Avoid prolonged and repeated exposure. Use appropriate personal protective equipment.

Do not wear contact lenses when working with this material.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Additional transport information

Additional information
Special provisions / remarks / other:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT): Label: None. Proper Shipping Name: NA 1993, Combustible liquid, N.O.S. (Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol),
NA 1993,
Packing Group III.
Label: None.

49CFR173.150: Combustible liquids in non-bulk packaging are not regulated by DOT.

Exposure controls / personal protection

1. Technical protection measures

OSHA PEL - Not Established. ACGIH TLV - Not Established. AIHA WEEL GUIDE: 2ppm (8hr TWA).

2. Organisational protection measures

Avoid direct contact with tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol. General ventilation and local exhaust required to minimize exposure to mists and vapors.


If misting or vapors occur use NIOSH approved organic vapor air purifying respirator.

Use chemical safety goggles for eye protection.

Use impervious chemical gloves (North Safety Products, Silver Shield).

Have eye wash and safety shower available.

Stability and reactivity



INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS: oxidizers, strong acids, strong bases.

CONDITIONS TO AVOID: heat, sparks, flame or other sources of ignition.

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Combustion produces carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

Disposal considerations

Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol is not an EPA hazardous waste. Dispose of in accord with regulations.