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First-aid measures

First-aid measures general: Call a physician immediately.
First-aid measures after inhalation: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
First-aid measures after skin contact: Rinse skin with water/shower. Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Call a physician immediately.
First-aid measures after eye contact: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a physician immediately.
First-aid measures after ingestion: Rinse mouth. Do not induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately.
Most Important Symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed:
Symptoms/injuries after inhalation: may cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.
Symptoms/injuries after skin contact: burns.
Symptoms/injuries after eye contact: Serious damage to eyes. In case of contact with eyes or skin, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
Symptoms/injuries after ingestion: Burns. Rinse mouth with water, do not induce vomiting, call a doctor.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media: Not combustible.
Hazardous decomposition products in case of fire: Sodium oxides. Sodium hydroxide.
Firefighting instructions: Cool adjacent tanks / containers / drums with water jet.
Protection during firefighting: Do not attempt to take action without suitable protective equipment.

Accidental release measures

Protective equipment: Chemical goggles or safety glasses. For larger spills, neutralise spilled material with 1% acetic acid.
Emergency procedures: Ventilate spillage area. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
For emergency responders: Protective equipment: Do not attempt to take action without suitable protective equipment.
Avoid release to the environment.
Other information: Dispose of materials or solid residues at an authorized site.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling: Ensure good ventilation of the work station. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear personal protective equipment.
Hygiene measures: Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Always wash hands after handling the product.
Storage conditions: Keep container closed when not in use. Keep away from acids.
Incompatible materials: Strong acids.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
3262
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Class:
8
Classification code:
C6
Packaging group:
II
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
3262
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Class:
8
Classification code:
C6
Packaging group:
II
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
3262
Proper shipping name and description:
Corrosive solid, basic, inorganic, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
Silicic acid (H4SiO4), zirconium(4+) salt (1:1), reaction products with sodium hydroxide
Class:
8
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
Fire: S-B
Spillage: S-B
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
3262
Proper shipping name and description:
Corrosive solid, basic, inorganic, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
Silicic acid (H4SiO4), zirconium(4+) salt (1:1), reaction products with sodium hydroxide
Class:
8
Packaging group:
II
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Exposure controls / personal protection

1. Technical protection measures: Ensure good ventilation of the work station.
2. Organisational protection measures: Ensure good ventilation of the work station.
3. Hand protection: Protective gloves
4. Feet protection: Chemical resistant boots
5. Body protection: overalls
6. Eye protection: Chemical resistant googles or visor
7. Respiratory protection: respirator or filter mask where dusting occurs

Stability and reactivity

This substance contains strong alkali, sodium hydroxide. Contact with substances that react with alkali must be avoided, particularly strong acids.

Disposal considerations

Spills should be dealt with by sweeping and bagging the material before disposal as hazardous waste.