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First-aid measures

Inhalation : Move the person away from the contaminated area to fresh air.  Make the affected person rest.

Consult a physician

Skin contact : Wash with soap and water.  Wash immediately and thoroughly for a prolonged period (at least 15 minutes).  Remove all contaminated clothing and footwear.  Obtain medical attention.

Eye contact : Immediately rinse with plenty of running water for a prolonged period, (at least 15 minutes) whilst keeping the eyes wide open. Remove contact lenses if easy to do so.  Always obtain medical advice immediately, even if there are no symptoms.

Ingestion : NEVER attempt to induce vomiting.  Do not give anything to drink.  Always obtain medical attention immediately.

Further information : Establish a first aid action plan before using this product.  Use appropriate protective equipment when treating a contaminated person.  Place contaminated clothing in a sealed bag for disposal.

Note to physician: Treat symptomatically.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

- Suitable : All extinguishing agents can be used (water, foam, powders, carbon dioxide, sand ...).

- Not suitable : None. If there is a fire close by, use suitable extinguishing agents appropriare to the local circumstances and the surrounding environment.

Specific hazards : Toxic gases or vapours are released.

Protection of fire-fighters : Self-contained breathing apparatus.  Complete protective clothing including protective gloves and safety goggles.

Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains.

In the presence of water forms acidic solutions.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions : Avoid contact with skin and eyes.  If spillage occurs on the public highway, indicate the danger and notify the authorities (police, fire brigade).  Full protective clothing and equipment.  

Environmental precautions: Prevent the product from spreading into the environment. Avoid

direct discharge into drains. Contain the spilled material by bunding.

Methods for cleaning up

- Recovery : Recover as much of the product as possible. Absorb the product onto non-combustible absorbent material (e.g. sand, earth, diatomaceouus earth). Transfer the product into a spare container: suitably labelled. Then take the emergency containers to an area reserved for subsequent recycling or disposal.

- Cleaning/Decontamination : Wash non-recoverable remainder with large amounts of water.

Recover the cleaning water for subsequent disposal.

Disposal : Place in an appropriate container and dispose of the contaminated material at a licensed site. Dispose of according to local regulations.

Handling and storage


Technical measures : Provide adequate ventilation.

Measures : This product must only be handled by skilled operators.  Avoid exposure: Work in a well-ventilated area.  Avoid forming aerosols. Avoid the formation of mists in the atmosphere.

Do NOT handle without gloves.

Safe handling advice : Handle and use in accordance with good occupational hygiene

and safety practice.  Do not mix with incompatible materials.  Obtain special instructions before use.


Technical measures : Take all necessary measures to avoid accidental discharge of

products into drains and waterways due to the rupture of containers or transfer systems.

Recommended : Store: in a cool, dry area; the container tightly closed and dry; away from incompatible materials.


Incompatible products : Strong bases; Strong oxidizing agents.


Recommended : Plastic materials (polyethylene, polypropylene). (high density). Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC)

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S. (Tetrakis[hydroxymethyl]phosphonium chloride - urea copolymer)
Special provisions / remarks
Hazard Identification Number: 80
Tunnel Restriction Code: (E)
Environmental Hazard Marking: Yes

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

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S. (Tetrakis[hydroxymethyl]phosphonium chloride - urea copolymer)
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S. (Tetrakis[hydroxymethyl]phosphonium chloride - urea copolymer)
Special provisions / remarks
Environmental Hazard Mark: Yes

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S. (Tetrakis[hydroxymethyl]phosphonium chloride - urea copolymer)
Special provisions / remarks
Environmental Hazard Mark: Yes
Packing Instruction (cargo aircraft): 663
Max net quantity/package: 220L
Packing Instruction (passenger aircraft): 655
Max net quantity/package: 60L
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures : Avoid splashes (appropriate clothing, protective screens on machines etc.) Effective exhaust ventilation system.

Control parameters

Exposure limit values (Human Health)

Workplace Occupational exposure limit values (UK)


UK EH40 WEL TWA 2ppm (2.5 mg/m3)

UK EH40 WEL STEL 2ppm (2.5 mg/m3)

Users should determine the validity of occupational exposure limits at the time of use and should be aware that values may differ according to Country National Regulation.

Surveillance procedures : Reduce exposure time to the minimum necessary.  Keep the atmospheric concentration below the occupational exposure limits.

Personal protective equipment : If the ventilation is suitable, it is not essential to wear respiratory equipment. In the case of mist, spray or aerosol exposure wear suitable mask with particle filter P3 (European Norm 143)

Hand protection : Impermeable protective gloves.  Use suitable chemical-resistant protective gloves (compliant with Standard EN 374-1).  Protective gloves must be chosen according to the function of the work station: other chemicals which may be handled, physical protection necessary (resistance to cutting, puncture, heat), dexterity required.  The selection of gloves must take into account the extent and duration of use at the workstation.

Eye protection : Safety goggles and a face shield.

Skin and body protection : Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. Remove and wash contaminated clothing.

Selection criteria : Protective equipment must be chosen according to current CEN standards and in cooperation with the supplier of protective equipment.  Personal protective equipment must be defined after risk assessment for the workstation.

Collective emergency equipment :  Emergency equipment and first-aid box with instructions readily available.  Eye fountain.  Safety shower.

Hygiene measures : Use clean and correctly maintained personal protective equipment

Keep personal protective equipment in a clean place, away from the work area.

Always wash your hands immediately after handling this product and once again before leaving the workplace.Do NOT eat or drink in the workplace

Further information : the user is responsible for monitoring the working environment in accordance with local laws and regulations.

Stability and reactivity

Reactiivity: Stable at normal ambient temperature and pressure.

Stability : Stable under recommended storage conditions

Hazardous reactions: No dangerous reaction known under conditions of normal use.

Materials to avoid : Alkalis and cautic products; oxidizing materials.

Hazardous decomposition products : On thermal decomposition (pyrolysis) releases: (Phosphorus oxides); (Phosphoric acid); (Carbon oxides (CO + CO2)); (Hydrochloric acid); (Formaldehyde).

Above 200°C releases:toxic and highly flammable vapours which increase the risk of a fire or explosion (Phosphine).

Disposal considerations


Prohibition : Do NOT discharge waste into drains. Do not dispose of with domestic refuse.

Destruction/Disposal : Dispose of in accordance with relevant local regulations. Dispose of this product as hazardous waste. Destroy at an authorised site.


Decontamination/cleaning : Take preliminary precautions based on the dangerous properties

of the product.  Empty the packaging completely prior to disposal.  Wash with water.  Do not enter tanks or containers before they have been cleaned and de-gassed.

Destruction/Disposal : Depending on local facilities, recycle or incinerate the packaging

at an authorised site.

NOTE : The user's attention is drawn to the possible existence of local regulations regarding disposal.