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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: Not known to be a direct inhalation hazard. If exposed to
dust, move to area of fresh air. Seek medical advice if
signs of discomfort.
Emergency measure - Eyes: Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15
minutes. Seek medical attention if signs of discomfort.
Emergency measure - Skin: Wash with water and mild soap or detergent. If signs of
discomfort, seek medical attention. Remove contaminted
clothing and wash thoroughly before re-use.
Emergency measure - Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. If ingestion has occurred within
the previous 5 minutes, administer small amounts of milk or
water (approx 160 ml, but less than 240 ml).

Seek medical advice if signs of discomfort. Show copy of
SDS or label to medical staff.

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Dry foam, powder, water spray, carbon dioxide and other
extinguishing agents. No adverse reaction with normal
extinguishing agents is known. Evaluate the nature of the
incident before using water.

Product arising from burning: Complete combustion will lead to the formation of carbon
dioxide and water. Incomplete combustion (eg in enclosed
spaces) will result in volatile organic derivatives and
carbon monoxide.

The products of combustion are not considered to be
hazardous except in confined spaces.

Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: Full protective equipment is recommended including breathing
apparatus, suitable gloves, goggles and face protection.

Precautions suitable for weak organic acids should be taken.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Collect and place into correctly labelled containers and
dispose of as hazardous waste in accordance with local
regulations. Residues and minor spills may be washed away
with water to process drainage system if permitted under
local regulations.

Protective clothing should be worn including suitable eye
protection, gloves, coveralls and dust mask.

Handling and storage

Handling: Personal protective equipment applicable to a potential
irritant is required, such as rubber gloves, eye/face
protection and coveralls.

There is not considered to be a significant risk of
inhalation when used in an adequately ventilated area,
although precautions are recommended to avoid exposure.

Storage: The substance should be stored in the containers used for

supply, sealed under nitrogen to avoid oxidation. The
containers should be kept cool (< 25°C) to avoid melting.

Packaging of the substance and or preparation: Slurry transported in 200 litre drums or bulk containers
from site of synthesis for purification.

Purified solid transported in metal or fibre kegs with an
aluminium lining, containing up to 50 kg.

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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Transport: To be assessed once the classification and labelling for
supply has been confirmed by the competent authority.
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Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: Avoid contact with strong oxidising and reducing agents.

Chemical reaction with water: The substance does not react violently with water.

Dust explosion: As with other organic solids, there is a possibility of dust
explosion. As a precaution, it is recommended that levels
of dust are kept low and equipment is suitably earthed to
prevent electrostatic discharge.

Dust explosion determined by test: N

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: The substance is not consumed during use. The preparation

cannot be recycled and any unused material should be

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: As a weak organic acid, saponification with suitable strong
base will reduce the potential irritancy of the substance.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Not recommended, although suitable treatment methods will
ensure breakdown of the susbtance.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: This is recommended for large quantites and solvent wastes.
Closed system incinerators with scrubbers should be used in
compliance with local and national legislation.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: A combination of chemical, physical and biological processes
will remove the substance from water.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - other: No other recommended methods of disposal.

Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Not applicable to the general public.

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