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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: Not given

Emergency measure - Eyes: Rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical


Emergency measure - Skin: Rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical


Emergency measure - Ingestion: Not given

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Recommended extinguishing agents: Carbon dioxide, low

expansion foam, or dry powder.

Product arising from burning: Products arising from pyrolysis: Products of combustion are

carbon oxides, water and sodium hydroxide.

Protective equipment: Protective equipment: Not stated

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Spills should be taken up with water and disposed of via an

oil separator. Spills can be neutralised with acetic or

citric acids. Suitable protective  equipment (see 2.3.1)

should be worn.

Handling and storage

Handling: Wear PVC gloves, rubber aprons, face protection and

protective goggles. During filling operations use suction

or gas displacement with waste gas combustion.

Storage: Store in a cool dry area in tightly closed steel

containers, stacked not more than two high.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Special provisions / remarks
Transport: Transport in 100 kg polythene barrels, or 1 cubic metre
steel containers or 20 cubic metre tank trucks. Ensure
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: Other dangers: None reported

Chemical reaction with water: Chemical reaction with water: The substance hydrolyses to

give sodium hydroxide and 2-ethylhexanol.

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Recovery for recycling is not possible. During use the

substance is converted to sodium chloride and alcohols.

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: The substance can be neutralised with citric or acetic


Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Not recommended

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: Absorption onto an oil-binding material prior to disposal

by incineration is recommended. (Use precautions

appropriate to corrosive substances).

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: Not recommended

Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: The substance will not enter the public domain.