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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Eye contact Holding the eyelids apart, flush eyes promptly with copious flowing water for at least 20 minutes.
Get medical attention immediately.
Skin contact Flood skin with water directing a stream of water under the clothing while it is being removed.
Wash skin thoroughly with mild soap and plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Wash clothing before reuse.
Get medical attention immediately.
Inhalation In case of mist inhalation or breathing fumes released from heated material, remove person to fresh air.
Keep him quiet and warm. Apply artificial respiration if necessary and get medical attention immediately.
Ingestion If swallowed, wash mouth thoroughly with plenty of water. Get medical attention immediately.
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NOTE: Never give an unconscious person anything to drink.
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Notes to the physician Corrosive. In case of ingestion DO NOT induce vomiting. Treat symptomatically and
supportively. No specific antidote.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media Material is not combustible. Use extinguishing media appropriate to surrounding fire
conditions.
Fire fighting procedure Cool containers with water spray. In closed stores, provide fire-fighters with selfcontained
breathing apparatus in positive pressure mode
Unusual fire and explosion
hazards Will decompose above 690°C releasing poisonous and corrosive fumes of hydrogen
bromide and bromine.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions Evacuate area.
Full protective clothing, including self-contained breathing apparatus, must be used.
Methods for cleaning up Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed container for disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Avoid access to streams, lakes or ponds.

Handling and storage

Handling Avoid bodily contact. Keep containers tightly closed.
Storage Keep in a well-ventilated place away from incompatible materials

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
1760
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Corrosive Liquid, n.o.s. (contains zinc bromide)
Labels:
Danger Label Model No.: 8
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
1760
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Corrosive Liquid, n.o.s. (contains zinc bromide)
Labels:
Danger Label Model No.: 8
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
1760
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Corrosive Liquid, n.o.s. (contains zinc bromide)
Labels:
CORROSIVE (8)
Marine pollutant
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
1760
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Corrosive Liquid, n.o.s. (contains zinc bromide)
Labels:
Corrosive
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Ventilation requirements Provide adequate ventilation.
Use local exhaust as necessary, especially under mist conditions.
Personal protective equipment:
- Respiratory protection Approved respirator
- Hand protection Protective gloves
- Eye protection Chemical safety goggles
- Skin and body protection Body covering clothes and boots
Hygiene measures Do not eat, smoke or drink where material is handled, processed or stored. Wash hands carefully before eating or smoking.

Stability and reactivity

Stability Stable under normal conditions
Materials to avoid Metallic sodium and potassium and strong oxidants
Conditions to avoid Heating above decomposition temperature
Hazardous decomposition
products Hydrogen bromide and bromine
Hazardous polymerization Will not occur

Disposal considerations

Waste disposal In suitable containers, cover waste with sodium carbonate or bicarbonate. Remove
to approved incinerator or landfill.
Observe all federal, state and local environmental regulations when disposing of this
material.

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