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Administrative data

First-aid measures

General advice
Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.Hydrofluoric (HF) acid
burns require immediate and specialized first aid and medical treatment. Symptoms may be delayed up
to 24 hours depending on the concentration of HF. After decontamination with water, further damage
can occur due to penetration/absorption of the fluoride ion. Treatment should be directed toward binding
the fluoride ion as well as the effects of exposure. Skin exposures can be treated with a 2.5% calcium
gluconate gel repeated until burning ceases. More serious skin exposures may require subcutaneous
calcium gluconate except for digital areas unless the physician is experienced in this technique, due to
the potential for tissue injury from increased pressure. Absorption can readily occur through the
subungual areas and should be considered when undergoing decontamination. Prevention of absorption
of the fluoride ion in cases of ingestion can be obtained by giving milk, chewable calcium carbonate
tablets or Milk of Magnesia to conscious victims. Conditions such as hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia
and cardiac arrhythmias should be monitored for, since they can occur after exposure.
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 contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult
a physician.First treatment with calcium gluconate paste.
In case of eye contact
Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
If swallowed
Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with
water. Consult a physician.

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
no data available
Advice for firefighters
Wear self contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Further information
no data available

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure
adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.
For personal protection see section 8.
Environmental precautions
Do not let product enter drains.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed
containers for disposal.

Handling and storage

HANDLING
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.Normal measures for preventive
fire protection.

STORAGE
Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.

Specific end use(s)
Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated

Transport information

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Marine transport (IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

PERSONAL PROTECTION
Appropriate engineering controls
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at
the end of workday.
Eye protection:
Wear chemical goggles. Do not wear contact lenses.
Skin protection:
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure .
Clothing protection:
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure .

ENGINEERING CONTROLS
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a
safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.

Stability and reactivity

Stability:
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Stability - Conditions to avoid
Avoid moisture.
Incompatible
Strong bases, acids
Hazardous Decomposition Products
Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - Hydrogen fluoride,
Borane/boron oxides, Lithium oxides
Other decomposition products - No data available

Disposal considerations

Product
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.