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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). Risk of ignition. In case of splashes, remove contaminated clothing and plunge it into water immediately.

Inhalation of vapours/mists : Move 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. If significant contact: Keep under medical surveillance. Hospitalise.
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: In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. Protective suit.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media: Water spray, Foam

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:Flammable liquid. Heating may cause fire.
Through thermal decomposition, formation of very reactive free radicals.
Thermal decomposition giving flammable and toxic products :Alcohols, Ketones, Hydrocarbons, Carbon oxides (by combustion)

Advice for firefighters:Specific methods:
Fight fire from a distance (more than 15 m). Cool containers / tanks with water spray. In case of fire, remove exposed containers.

Special protective actions for fire-fighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
Evacuate non-essential staff and those not equipped with individual protection apparatus. Prohibit all sources of sparks and ignition - Do not smoke. Prohibit contact with skin and eyes and inhalation of vapours. Use personal protective equipment. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.

Environmental precautions: Do not release into the environment. Do not let product enter drains.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up:
Methods for cleaning up: After cleaning, flush away traces with water. Recover waste water for processing later.
Recovery: Never return spills in original containers for re-use. Shovel into suitable container for disposal. Small quantities : Soak up with inert absorbent material (Vermiculite, Clean sand). Do not confine. No sparking tools should be used.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling:Technical measures/Precautions:
Storage and handling precautions applicable to products:
Organic peroxides. Liquid. Flammable. Toxic. Corrosive. Sensitising. Dangerous for the environment.
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at machinery. Provide showers, eye-baths. Provide self-contained breathing apparatus nearby.
Provide water supplies near the point of use. Provide fire-blanket nearby. Provide electrical earthing of equipment.


Safe handling advice:
Strictly limit the quantities of product in the work area to those which are absolutely necessary for the work in hand. Great cleanliness in work areas is a necessary and important factor for safety. Handle and open container with care (risk of overpressurization in containers). Prohibit all sources of sparks and ignition - Do not smoke. Protect from contamination. Never return any product to the container from which it was originally removed (risk of decomposition). Never mix peroxides directly with accelerators (risk of explosion). Add each component separately to the resin. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.


Hygiene measures:
Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. 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:
Store in well insulated area (peroxide area) away from other substances. Storage buildings must be built and equipped so as not to exceed the maximum proscribed temperature limit. Use non-combustible construction materials. Keep tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. Do not smoke. Store in original container. Use only very clean containers and equipment free from traces of impurities. Never return unused material to storage receptacle. Do not reuse empty packaging to store other products. Provide earthing and safe electrical equipment. Provide a catch-tank in a bunded area. Provide impermeable floor.

Storage period: < 12 Months, Storage temperature: < 30 °C (to maintain the technical properties of the product).

Incompatible products:
Strong oxidizing agents, Powerful reducers, Acids, Bases, Amines, Sulphur compounds, transition metal salts, rust, Ash, dusts (risk of self-accelerating exothermic decomposition)

Packaging material:
Recommended: High density polyethylene (HDPE), Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Stainless steel
To be avoided: Ordinary metals (ordinary steel), copper, rubber (natural or synthetic), Glass - Stoneware (risk of contents spurting or
spraying out if container ruptures due to overpressurization)

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
3107
Proper shipping name and description:
(tert-AMYL HYDROPEROXIDE)
Chemical name:
(tert-AMYL HYDROPEROXIDE)
Class:
5.2
Labels:
5.2
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
3107
Proper shipping name and description:
ORGANIC PEROXIDE TYPE E, LIQUID (tert-
AMYL HYDROPEROXIDE)
Chemical name:
(tert-AMYL HYDROPEROXIDE)
Class:
5.2
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
Not permitted for transport
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Exposure controls / personal protection

CONTROL PARAMETERS:
Exposure Limit Values Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.


EXPOSURE CONTROLS:
General protective measures: Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.
Personal protective equipment:
Respiratory protection: In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.
In the case of hazardous fumes, wear self contained breathing apparatus.
Hand protection: Gloves (PVC, neoprene)
Eye/face protection: Safety glasses/goggles and face-mask (during discharge)
Skin and body protection: Protective suit

Stability and reactivity

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

Possibility of hazardous reactions: Risk of explosion if heated under confinement.

Conditions to avoid:Temperatures above 30 °C (to maintain the technical properties of the product).
Keep away from heat and sources of ignition (risk of exothermic decomposition).

Incompatible materials to avoid:
Strong oxidizing agents, Powerful reducers, Acids, Bases, Sulphur compounds, transition metal salts, rust, Ash, dusts (risk of self-accelerating exothermic decomposition)
Follow conditions of use with : accelerators (amines, metallic salts).

Thermal decomposition: Decomposition temperature: 109 °C

Hazardous decomposition products:
Through thermal decomposition, formation of very reactive free radicals.
Thermal decomposition giving flammable and toxic products : Alcohols, Ketones, Hydrocarbons, Carbon oxides (by combustion)

Half-life of peroxide in solvent:
Benzene (0,2 Mol/l): 10 h (at 165 °C)

Disposal considerations

Disposal of product: Do not dispose of waste into sewer. Eliminate the product by incineration after dilution in a suitable
flammable solvent (in accordance with local and national regulations). Amount of active oxygen must
be below 1%. Can be disposed of as waste water, when in compliance with local regulations.

Disposal of packaging: Do not release into the environment. Destroy packaging by incineration at an approved waste disposal
site (in accordance with local and national regulations).