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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice: Under the shower: Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. including shoes.

Inhalation:
Inhalation of mists : Move patient from contaminated area to fresh air. Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed. Keep under medical surveillance. In case of problems : Hospitalise.

Skin contact: Wash immediately, abundantly and thoroughly with water. Consult a physician. In case of extensive burns, hospitalize.

Eye contact: Wash open eyes immediately, abundantly and thoroughly for at least 15 minutes. Consult an ophthalmologist immediately.

Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting, rinse mouth and lips with plenty of water if the subject is conscious, then hospitalize.

Protection of first-aiders: If entering a saturated atmosphere, wear a self contained breathing apparatus. Protective suit

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media:Water spray, Foam, Dry powder, Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Unsuitable extinguishing media:High volume water jet

Specific hazards:
Highly flammable, Possible re-ignition of vapours from a distance
Thermal decomposition giving flammable and toxic products : Ammonia, Carbon oxides
Formation of toxic products through combustion: Nitriles, Cyanides


Advice for firefighters
Specific methods: Use water spray to cool unopened containers. Ensure containers can be rapidly moved. In case of fire nearby, remove exposed containers.

Special protective actions for fire-fighters: In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus. Complete suit protecting against chemicals

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
Use personal protective equipment. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Prohibit all sources of sparks and ignition - Do not smoke. Prohibit contact with skin, eyes and inhalation of vapours. Beware of vapours accumulating to form explosive concentrations. Vapours can accumulate in low areas.

Environmental precautions:
Prevent product from entering drains. Dam up with sand or inert earth (do not use combustible materials).
Should not be released into the environment.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up:
Recovery: Pump into a labelled inert emergency tank. Moist product : absorb the remainder with an inert absorbent material
Capture the gas with fine water spray (scrubbing), collect and treat contaminated water

Neutralisation: Neutralize with a sodium bisulphate solution.

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

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling:
Technical measures/Precautions:
Storage and handling precautions applicable to products: Liquid. Extremely flammable Toxic. Corrosive. With vapours explosive in air.
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at machinery. Provide fire-blanket nearby. Provide showers, eye-baths Provide water supplies near the point of use. Provide self-contained breathing apparatus nearby.

Safe handling advice:
Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Do not use air for transfers. Prohibit all sources of sparks and ignition - Do not
smoke. Use only in an area containing explosion proof equipment. Avoid pouring water on this product (exothermic reaction). Handle and
open container with care (risk of overpressurization in containers). Avoid splashing and emission of vapours when handling

Hygiene measures:
Prohibit contact with skin and eyes and inhalation of vapours. 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 in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Store protected from moisture and heat. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide a catch-tank in a bunded area. Provide waterproof electrical equipment. Provide electrical earthing of equipment and electrical equipment usable in explosive atmospheresDo not store above: 50 °C

Incompatible products:Strong oxidizing agents : Perchlorates, Nitrates, Peroxides, Strong acids, Water, Halogens. Product likely to react violently in alkaline environment : Nitric acid, Oxygen, Nitrites

Packaging material:
- Recommended: Ordinary steel.
- To be avoided: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) (bulging)

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
2733
Proper shipping name and description:
AMINES INFLAMMABLES, CORROSIVES, N.S.A.
Chemical name:
(DIMETHYLETHYLAMINE)
Language:
English
Class:
3
Classification code:
FC
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3 (8)
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
2733
Proper shipping name and description:
AMINES INFLAMMABLES, CORROSIVES, N.S.A.
(DIMETHYLETHYLAMINE)
Chemical name:
(DIMETHYLETHYLAMINE)
Language:
English
Class:
3
Classification code:
FC
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3 (8)
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
2733
Proper shipping name and description:
AMINES, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, N.O.S.
(DIMETHYLETHYLAMINE)
Chemical name:
(DIMETHYLETHYLAMINE)
Class:
3
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-E, S-C
Labels:
3 (8)
Remarksopen allclose all

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
2733
Proper shipping name and description:
Amines, flammable, corrosive, n.o.s.
(Dimethylethylamine)
Chemical name:
(Dimethylethylamine)
Class:
3
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3 (8)
Remarksopen allclose all
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Exposure controls / personal protection

CONTROL PARAMETERS:
Exposure Limit Values
EthyldimethylamineSource Date Value type Value(ppm) Value(mg/m3) Remarks
INRS (FR) 01 2008 VLE (FR) 25 75 Indicative limit (VL)
INRS (FR) 01 2008 VME (FR) 5 15 Indicative limit (VL)


EXPOSURE CONTROLS:
General protective measures: Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.

Personal protective equipment:
Respiratory protection:
Low concentrations or short activity: Mask with specific cartridge Recommended Filter type: A2B2E2K2P3.
High concentrations or prolonged activity: Self contained Breathing Apparatus

Hand protection: Gloves (PVC, neoprene) according to permeation index EN 374: 1 (time elapsed > 10 mins)

Eye protection: Safety glasses

Skin and body protection:
At the workplace: Protective clothing (cotton).
Intervention at incident: Waterproof suit

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity & Stability: The product is stable under normal handling and storage conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions:
• Very exothermic reaction with : Water

Conditions to avoid:
Temperatures above 50 °C

Protect from heat. Exposure to moisture.


Incompatible materials to avoid:
• Violent reaction and flammability with :, Oxidizing agents, Nitrates, Peroxides
• Very exothermic reaction and possibility of spitting with :, Strong acids, Halogens, Product likely to react violently in alkaline environment
• Formation of toxic products (n-nitrosamines) with:, Nitrous acid and other nitrosating agents, Nitrites, Oxygen

Corrosion with : light metals and alloys

Hazardous decomposition products:
Thermal decomposition giving toxic and corrosive products :, Ammonia, Carbon oxides, Nitriles, Cyanides

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment:
Disposal of product: Neutralize with a sodium bisulphate solution. Destroy the product by incineration (in accordance with local and national regulations).

Disposal of packaging: Purging of residual gases in empty packaging is obligatory before recovery. Destroy packaging by incineration at an approved waste disposal site. Clean container with water. Recover waste water for processing later.