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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of necessary first-aid measures, Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed:

General advice:

Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.

Inhalation:

Move to fresh air. Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed. In case of persistent problems : Consult a physician.

Skin contact:

Wash immediately, abundantly and thoroughly with water.

Eye contact:

Wash immediately, abundantly and thoroughly with water. If irritation persists, consult an ophthalmologist.

Ingestion:

In case of problems : Consult a doctor

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media:

Suitable extinguishing media: Foam, Dry chemical, Carbon dioxide (CO2), Water spray

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:

Flammable liquid (when hot).

Thermal decomposition giving toxic products:, Sulphur oxides

Advice for firefighters:

Special protective actions for fire-fighters:

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:

Prohibit all sources of sparks and ignition - Do not smoke. Avoid contact with skin and eyes and inhalation of vapours. Use personal

protective equipment.

Environmental precautions:

Do not release into the environment. Do not let product enter drains. Dam up with sand or inert earth (do not use combustible materials).

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up:

Recovery:

Pump into a labelled inert emergency tank. Absorb the remainder with an inert absorbent material. Shovel or sweep up. Shovel into suitable

container for disposal. After cleaning, flush away traces with water. Dilute with water. Recover waste water for processing later.

Elimination: See chapter 13

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling:

Technical measures/Precautions:

Storage and handling precautions applicable to products: Liquid. Flammable (when hot). With vapours explosive in air. Provide appropriate

exhaust ventilation at machinery. Provide showers, eye-baths.

Safe handling advice:

Keep well away from naked flames. Prohibit all sources of sparks and ignition - Do not smoke. Only use safety equipment. Avoid prolonged

contact with eyes, skin and clothing.

Hygiene measures:

When using do not eat, drink or smoke.

Wash hands after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering eating areas.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:

Keep tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Store away from heat and ignition sources. Store in insulated containers. Keep

under nitrogen. Provide a catch-tank in a bunded area. Provide electrical earthing of equipment and electrical equipment usable in explosive

atmospheres.

Storage temperature: > 20 °C (to prevent crystallization).

Incompatible products:

Organic and mineral acids (sulphur, phosphorus) halides, Methylbromide, Sodium hydride, Zinc, Steel (in the presence of water), Strong acids

: perchloric acid, periodic acid, Strong oxidizing agents

Packaging material:

Recommended: Stainless steel, Joints : polyethylene, Rilsan ®, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)

Specific use(s) (End Use): None.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

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

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure Limit Values

Dimethyl sulfoxide

Source ARKEMA

Value type TWA  

Value   300 ppm

Remarks  Value recommended by the "Exposure Limit Value Committee" of ARKEMA

Derived No Effect Level (DNEL):

End Use Workers  

Inhalation 394 mg/m3 (LT, SE)

Skin contact 400 mg/kg bw/day (LT, SE)

End Use Consumers

Inhalation 70 mg/m3 (LT, SE)

Ingestion 100 mg/kg bw/day (LT, SE)

Skin contact 200 mg/kg bw/day (LT, SE)

LE : Local effects, SE : Systemic effecs, LT : Long term, ST : Short term

Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC):

PNEC Fresh water 17 mg/l

PNEC Marine water 1,7 mg/l

PNEC Sediment 13,4 mg/kg dw

PNEC Soil 3,02 mg/kg dw

PNEC Effects on waste water treatment plants 11 mg/l

PNEC Oral (Secondary Poisoning) 700 mg/kg food

EXPOSURE CONTROLS:

General protective measures: Ensure sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work areas

Personal protective equipment:

Respiratory protection: In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.

Low concentrations or short activity: Self contained Breathing Apparatus

High concentrations or prolonged activity: Self contained Breathing Apparatus

Hand protection: Gloves nitrile rubber Glove thickness: 0,75 mm

Eye/face protection: Safety glasses

Skin and body protection: At the workplace : Combination with delayed penetration

Intervention at incident: anti-acid suit

Environmental exposure controls:

See chapter 6

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity & Chemical stability:

The product is stable at ambient temperature

Hygroscopic product (strongly)

Stability of the solution decreases under the action of heat, light, and in the presence of impurities

Conditions to avoid:

Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.

Incompatible materials to avoid:

Organic and mineral acids (sulphur, phosphorus) halides, Methylbromide, Sodium hydride, Zinc, Steel (in the presence of water), Strong acids

: perchloric acid, periodic acid, Strong oxidizing agents

Thermal decomposition:

Decomposition temperature: > 190 °C

Hazardous decomposition products:

Thermal decomposition giving flammable and toxic products :, Sulphur oxides, Formaldehyde, Methylmercaptan

Thermal decomposition giving flammable and harmful products :, Dimethylsulphide

Product of hydrolysis :, Dimethyl sulfone

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment:

Disposal of product: Destroy the product by incineration (in accordance with local and national regulations). Destroy

absorbed product by incineration at an approved waste disposal site only In accordance with local and

national regulations.