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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice: Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.

Inhalation: Move to fresh air.

Skin contact: Wash off with plenty of water.

Eye contact:  Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.

Ingestion: Drink plenty of water. Do NOT induce vomiting. Obtain medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media: Water spray, Alcohol-resistant foam, Carbon dioxide (CO2), Dry powder

Extinguishing media which shall jet not be used for safety reasons: High volume water

Further information: Use water spray to cool unopened containers.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions: Ensure adequate ventilation. Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.

Environmental precautions: Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system. Do not allow material to contaminate ground water system.

Methods for cleaning up: Soak up with inert absorbent material (e.g. sand, silica gel, acid binder, universal binder, sawdust).

Handling and storage


Safe handling advice Ensure adequate ventilation. Vapours are heavier than air and may spread along floors.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion: Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking. Vapours may form explosive mixtures with air.    Do not allow to enter drains (danger of explosion). Take precautionary measures against static discharges.


Requirements for storage areas and containers: Keep container tightly closed. Store between 5 and 25 °C in a dry, well ventilated place away from      surces of heat, ignition and direct sunlight.

Storage classification (VCI system/Germany): 3; Flammable Liquids

container material suitable materials: stainless steel

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection



Components                     Typ                    Control parameters                Update                     Basis

2-propanol                     TWA                                   200 ppm                  2009                     ACGIH

2-propanol                     STEL                                   400 ppm                  2009                      ACGIH

Isopropyl alcohol          REL                                   980  mg/m3              2005                    NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazard

                                        REL                                    400 ppm                   2005                     NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazard

Isopropyl alcohol          STEL                                  1,225 mg/m3           2005                     NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazard

                                        STEL                                      500 ppm                   2005                     NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazard

Isopropyl alcohol           PEL                                   980 mg/m3              02 2006               OSHA table Z-1

                                         PEL                                     400 ppm                   02 2006               OSHA table Z-1

Isopropyl alcohol           TWA                                  980 ppm                    1989                    OSHA table Z-1-A

                                         TWA                                      400 mg/m3               1989                    OSHA table Z-1-A

Isopropyl alcohol           STEL                                1,225 mg/m3             1989                     OSHA table Z-1-A

                                         STEL                                     500 ppm                    1989                     OSHA table Z-1-A

Isopropyl alcohol           TWA PEL                           980 mg/m3              09 2006                US-California OELs

                                         TWA PEL           400 ppm                   09 2006                US-California OELs

Isopropyl alcohol            STEL                                1,225 mg/m3            09 2006                 US-California OELs            

                                          STEL                                     500 ppm                    09 2006                 US-California OELs

Isopropyl alcohol            ST ESL           7850                    09 2008                 US-Texas Effects Screening Levels

Isopropyl alcohol            AN ESL            785                    09 2008                 US-Texas Effects Screening Levels

Isopropyl alcohol            TWA                                 980 mg/m3               06 2008                  US-Tennesse OELs              

                                          TWA                                     400 ppm                     06 2008                US-Tennesse OELs    

Isopropyl alcohol            STEL                                1,225 mg/m3             06 2008                US-Tennesse OELs        

                                          STEL                                      500 ppm                     06 2008                US-Tennesse OELs

Propan-2 ol                       AGW                                  500 mg/m3               06 2008                Germany TRGS 900  

                                          AGW                                  200 ppm                      06 2008               Germany TRGS 900

Isopropyl alcohol            MAK                                  500 mg/m3                2008                     Germany DFG MAK                

                                          MAK                                       200 mg/m3                2008                     Germany DFG MAK    


Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.


Respiratory protection:  No personal respiratory protective equipment normally required. In inadequately ventilated areas, where workplace limits are exceeded, where unpleasant odours exist or where aerosols are in use, or smoke and mist occur, use self-contained breathing apparatus or breathing apparatus with a type A filter or appropriate combined filter (e.g. where aerosols are in use, or smoke and mist occur, A-P2 or ABEK-P2), in compliance with EN 141.

Hand protection: The choice of an appropriate glove does not only depend on its material but also on other quality features and is different from one producer to the other., Please observe the instructions regarding permeability and breakthrough time which are provided by the supplier of the gloves. Also take into consideration the specific local conditions under which the product is used, such as the danger of cuts, abrasion, and the contact time., 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).

gloves suitable for permanent contact: Material: Nitrile rubber/nitrile latex

                                                                     Break through time: >= 480 min

                                                                     Material thickness: 0.35 mm

                                                                     Material: butyl-rubber

                                                                      Break through time: >= 480 min

                                                                      Material thickness: 0.5 mm

gloves suitable for splash protection:    Material: Polychloroprene

                                                                      Break through time: >= 240 min

                                                                      Material thickness: 0.5 mm

unsuitable glove:           Material: Natural rubber/natural latex, Polyvinylchloride

Eye protection: Tightly fitting safety goggles

Hygiene measures: Take off all contaminated clothing immediately.

Protective measures:  Avoid contact with the skin and the eyes. Do not breathe vapours or spray mist.                          

Stability and reactivity

Thermal decomposition:  No decomposition if used as directed.

Hazardous reactions:  Vapours may form explosive mixture with air.

Disposal considerations

Product:  Following pre-treatment and observing the regulations for hazardous wastes, it must be taken to a permitted hazardous wastes landfill or hazardous wastes incinerator.

Contaminated packaging:  Can be used after re-conditioning.

waste code of the European Union: EWC: A waste code in accordance with the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) may not be assigned to this product since it admits of a classification only when the consumer uses it for some purpose.