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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice
Remove contaminated or saturated clothing.
If aerosol or mists are formed:
Possible discomfort: cough, sneezing, flow of tears . Take affected persons out into the fresh air.
If symptoms persist, call a physician.
Skin contact
Wash off with soap and plenty of water.
Eye contact
With eye held open, thoroughly rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 5 minutes.
In case of persistent discomfort: Consult an ophthalmologist.
Rinse out mouth.
Have patient drink plenty of water in small sips.
After absorbing large amounts of substance:
Consult a physician.
Notes to physician
If required, therapy of irritative effect.
After absorbing large amounts of substance:
administration of activated charcoal.
Acceleration of gastrointestinal passage

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media
All extinguishing substances suitable.
Specific hazards during fire fighting
May be released in case of fire: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulphur oxides.
Special protective equipment for fire-fighters
In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Further information
Water used to extinguish fire should not enter drainage systems, soil or stretches of water.
Ensure there are sufficient retaining facilities for water used to extinguish fire.
Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions
Wear personal protective equipment.
Environmental precautions
Do not allow entrance in sewage water, soil stretches of water, groundwater, drainage systems.
Methods for cleaning up
Pick up mechanically with a suitable material and collect in a suitable container.
Additional advice
Isolate and seal off defective containers immediately.

Handling and storage

Safe handling advice
Local ventilation.
Always close container tightly after removal of product.
Advice on protection against fire and explosion
Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
Explosion protection is recommended in case the explosion limits for the following substance might be exceeded: Ethanol.
Danger of explosion from residual product fumes; therefore avoid spark production through cutting, grinding, or welding work in the area of the container.
When repairs of the production system are to be made (e.g. welding work), the section to be repaired must be essentially free of product.
Keep away from humidity.
Requirements for storage areas and containers
Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.
Advice on common storage
Do not store together with: acids and alcaline solutions.
Storage stability
10 - 40 °C
Do not store longer than 12 months.

Transport information

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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Special provisions / remarks
Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Components with workplace control parameters
Engineering measures
see section 7.
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection
If respirable aersols / vapour occurs:
Respirator with brown A-type filter
Hand protection
Wear protective gloves made from a tough material.
Glove material butyl-rubber
Material thickness 0.5 mm
Break through time >= 480 min
Glove material nitrile rubber
Material thickness 0.35 mm
Break through time >= 480 min
Glove material Fluorinated rubber (Viton)
Material thickness 0.4 mm
Break through time >= 480 min
Be aware that in daily use the durability of a chemical resistant protective glove can be notably shorter than the break through time measured according to EN 374, due to the numerous outside influences (e.g. temperature).
The rupture time and material thickness data are guideline values! Exact rupture time / material thickness data can be obtained from the protective glove manufacturer.
Suitability for specific workplaces should be clarified with protective glove manufacturers.
Eye protection
Skin and body protection
No special protective equipment required.
When handling larger quantities:
disposable protective suit
Hygiene measures
No eating, drinking, smoking, or snuffing tobacco at work.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
Preventive skin protection recommended.
Protective measures
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices.
If the limits at the workplace are exceeded and/or larger amounts are released (leakage, spilling, dust) the indicated respiratory protection should be used.
If there is the possibility of skin/eye contact, the indicated hand/eye/body protection should be used.

Stability and reactivity

Materials to avoid
Reaction with water, acids and alcaline solutions., Formation of ethanol.

Hazardous decomposition products
decomposition products with heating above decomposition temperature
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen sulphide, Ethanol

Thermal decomposition
> 150 °C (1013 mbar)

Disposal considerations

Can be incinerated, when in compliance with local regulations.
Uncleaned packaging
Contaminated packaging should ideally be emptied; it can then be recycled after having been decontaminated.
Incorrect disposal or reuse of this container is illegal and can be dangerous.
Other countries: observe the national regulations.
Waste Key Number
No waste key number as per the European Waste Types List can be assigned to this product, since such classification is based on the (as yet undetermined) use to which the product is put by the consumer.
The waste key number must be determined as per the European Waste Types List (decision on EU Waste Types List 2000/532/EC) in cooperation with the disposal firm / producing firm / official authority.