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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice

Consult a physician.

If inhaled

If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.

Consult a physician.

In case of skin contact

Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.

In case of eye contact

Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and Call in ophthalmologist. Remove contact lenses.

If swallowed

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult

a physician. immediately make victim drink water (two glasses at most).

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

irritant effects

The following applies to boron compounds in general: resorption is followed by nausea and

vomiting, agitation, spasms, CNS disorders, cardiovascular disorders.

Toxicity reported for borates in humans: ingestion or absorption may cause nausea,

vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, anderythematous lesions on the skin and mucous

membranes. Other symptoms include: circulatory collapse, tachycardia, cyanosis, delirium,

convulsions, and coma. Death has been reported to occur in infants from less than 5 grams

and in adults from 5 to 20 grams.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media

Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Not combustible.

Ambient fire may liberate hazardous vapours

Borane/boron oxides, Sodium oxides

Advice for firefighters

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

Special protective equipment for firefighters

Stay in danger area only with self-contained breathing apparatus. Prevent skin contact by

keeping a safe distance or by wearing suitable protective clothing.

Further information

Suppress (knock down) gases/vapours/mists with a water spray jet. Prevent fire extinguishing

water from contaminating surface water or the ground water system.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Advice for non-emergency personnel: Avoid inhalation of dusts. Avoid substance contact. Ensure

adequate ventilation. Evacuate the danger area, observe emergency procedures, consult an


Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist

or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing


Environmental precautions

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.

Discharge into the environment must be avoided.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Cover drains. Collect, bind, and pump off spills. Observe possible material restrictions. Take up carefully. Dispose of properly. Clean up affected area. Avoid

generation of dusts.

Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in

suitable, closed containers for disposal.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.Avoid exposure -

obtain special instructions before use.

Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.

Advice on safe handling

Work under hood. Do not inhale substance/mixture.

Hygiene measures

Immediately change contaminated clothing. Apply preventive skin protection. Wash hands and

face after working with substance.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Storage conditions

Tightly closed. Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated place. Keep locked up or in an area accessible only

to qualified or authorised persons.

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands

before breaks and at the end of workday.

Individual protection measures

Protective clothing needs to be selected specifically for the workplace, depending on

concentrations and quantities of the hazardous substances handled. The chemical resistance of

the protective equipment should be enquired at the respective supplier.

Personal protective equipment

Eye/face protection

Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166 Use equipment for eye

protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as

NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin protection

Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove

removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact

with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with

applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.

The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of Regulation (EU)

2016/425 and the standard EN 374 derived from it.

Hand protection

full contact:

Glove material: Nitrile rubber

Glove thickness: 0,11 mm

Break through time: > 480 min

splash contact:

Glove material: Nitrile rubber

Glove thickness: 0,11 mm

Break through time: > 480 min

IThe protective gloves to be used must comply with the specifications of EC Directive

89/686/EEC and the related standard EN374. If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which

differ from EN 374, contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This

recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an industrial hygienist

and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our

customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use


Body Protection

Impervious clothing, The type of protective equipment must be selected according

to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific


Respiratory protection

required when dusts are generated.

Recommended Filter type: Filter P 3 (acc. to DIN 3181) for solid and liquid particles of toxic

and very toxic substances

The entrepeneur has to ensure that maintenance, cleaning and testing of respiratory protective

devices are carried out according to the instructions of the producer. These measures have to be

properly documented.

Other protective equipment

protective clothing

Control of environmental exposure

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.

Discharge into the environment must be avoided.

Stability and reactivity


Violent reactions possible with:

strong oxidising agents, Acids, metallic salts

Possibility of hazardous reactions

Violent reactions possible with:

strong oxidising agents, Acids, metallic salts

Incompatible materials

Potassium, Acid anhydrides

Hazardous decomposition products

Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - Borane/boron oxides,

Sodium oxides

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods


Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Dissolve or

mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped

with an afterburner and scrubber.

Contaminated packaging

Dispose of as unused product.