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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air. If breathing is impaired or if
it has stopped give artificial respiration; supplemental
oxygen should be given if available. Ensure the victim does
not aspirate vomited material and that mucous does not
obstruct the airway. Seek medical attention. Other: The
product has similar effects to those of ammonia and is
highly injurious to all tissues. Chemical pneumonitis,
pulmonary oedema, laryngeal oedema and delayed scarring of
the airway or other affected organs may occur following
exposure. There is no specific treatment. Clinical
management is based on supportive treatment, similar to
that for thermal burns. Victims with major skin contact
should be maintained under medical observation for at least
24 hours due to possibility of delayed reaction.
Emergency measure - Eyes: Flush eyes immediately with large volumes of water for at
least 15 minutes ensuring that the eye is irrigated. Obtain
prompt medical assistance.
Emergency measure - Skin: Flush the affected area promptly with large quantities of
water for at least 15 minutes. Cover the affected area with
a sterile dressing, do not apply grease or ointments.
Remove any contaminated clothing and launder before reuse.
Leather absorbs the substance very rapidly, so any
contaminated leather wear must be discarded.
Emergency measure - Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Recommended extinguishing agents: Carbon dioxide, water
spray, dry chemical or foam are suitable. Water-fog is also
useful in cooling fire-exposed tanks and in dispersing
vapours.

Product arising from burning: Products arising from pyrolysis: Products of combustion may
contain oxides of carbon and nitrogen.

Protective equipment: Protective equipment: A self-contained breathing apparatus
with butyl-rubber complete body protection is recommended.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Remove all sources of ignition, avoiding inhalation of
vapours. Wear butyl-rubber protective clothing and a NIOSH
approved self-contained breathing apparatus. Dike spills
and cover with sodium bisulfate to neutralise the product.
Spray the affected area with water and scoop up into steel
drums for disposal by incineration or landfill. Prevent
spilt material from entering water systems.

Handling and storage

Handling: Lines to reactors for coating formulation preparation must
be enclosed. Work areas should be well ventilated (keep
vapour concentration below a level which is irritating).
Emergency showers and eye baths should be readily
accessible. Persons handling the substance should wear a
NIOSH approved full facepiece, air-supplied or
self-contained breathing apparatus or air purifying
respirator to avoid inhalation of vapours. Cartridges,
where appropriate, should be MSHA/NIOSH approved TC-23C-287
units. Wear chemical safety goggles and plastic face
shields. Contact lenses should not be worn. Hands and body
should be protected using cuffed butyl-rubber gloves, apron
and boots.

Storage: Store in 55 gallon (c.a. 250 litre) steel drums to US DOT
17E and use nitrogen blanketed storage. Protect the
containers against physical damage and store away from
oxidising agents in an adequately ventilated area to avoid
build-up of vapour.

Transport information

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Air transport ICAO/IATA

Remarks
Transport: US DOT alkaline corrosive NOS NA 1719. The substance is
also a combustible liquid, class IIIB according to OSHA
standards. [(29 CFR 1910.106), flash point between 37.8 and
93.3 deg C]
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: Other dangers: The substance may react violently with
oxidising agents.

Chemical reaction with water: Chemical reaction with water: None reported (may slowly
hydrolyse to the corresponding aldehyde, especially in the
presence of acids).

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Recovery of contaminated or uncontaminated material can be
achieved by distillation if collected as a bulk spill.

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: The substance can be neutralised with sodium bisulfate.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Landfill disposal is acceptable only where landfill sites
are approved to receive chemical wastes. Amine containing
wastes may present longterm environmental hazards, thus
landfill is less acceptable than incineration.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: Recommended method, however waste gas treatment to remove
nitrogen oxides should be fitted.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: The substance should not be directly discharged into waste
water systems. However, disposal via industrial or
municipal waste treatment systems can be used depending on
the quality and quantity of waste to be treated, the
treatment plant capability and discharge water quality
standards.

Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: The substance will only enter the public domain in the form
of articles, that may be disposed of as domestic waste.