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Administrative data

First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: Remove patient to fresh air. Seek immediate medical
attention.
Emergency measure - Eyes: Rinse with water for at least 15 minutes holding the eye
open. Seek immediate medical attention.
Emergency measure - Skin: Remove contaminated clothing. Immediately wash with water
for at least 10 minutes. After washing massage calcium
gluconate gel into the affected area for at least 15
minutes. Seek immediate medical attention.
Emergency measure - Ingestion: Seek immediate medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Water spray, dry chemical, alcohol resistant foam halons or
carbon dioxide may be used. If containers exposed to fire
keep cool by spraying with water.

Product arising from burning: Products of combustion may contain oxides of carbon together
with irritant vapours, boron compounds and hydrogen fluoride
gas.

Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: A self-contained breathing apparatus should be worn.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Wear suitable protective clothing (see 2.3.1).

Small quantities of spill can be washed away with large
quantities of water. Larger spillages should be neutralised
using lime or sodium carbonate before washing away.

Handling and storage

Handling: Safety goggles and face shield, PVC gloves and apron or a
complete garment should be worn. Respiratory protection
should be used when containment is broken.

Storage: Store under nitrogen in a cool and dry well-ventilated place
away from sources of heat.

A specialised, totally-contained, container should be used.
(NB: contact with water or moist air gives a potentially
violent reaction).

Packaging of the substance and or preparation: Specially engineered transport container, a Tote bin, is
required.

Transport information

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Marine transport (IMDG)

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Air transport ICAO/IATA

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Transport: Transport in a specialised, totally-contained, container
under nitrogen.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: The substance is assumed to be highly flammable due to the
ethanol content.

Chemical reaction with water: The substance reacts vigorously with water or moisture
(fumes in moist air) to give hydrofluoric and fluoroboric
acids, which are corrosive.

The presence of water will cause corrosion of most metals.

Dust explosion determined by test: N

Disposal considerations

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

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: Limited quantities of the substance may be hydrolysed and
neutralised with aqueous alkali. The subsequent reaction
products may then be highly diluted for discharge to
sewer.(A632)

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: This should only be carried out, following hydrolysis and
neutralisation as at 6.1.2, in accordance with local and
national regulations

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: Incineration is a possible route of disposal but not
recommended. A suitable facility equipped with waste gas
treatment to remove the corrosive and toxic fluorine
containing products should be used. (A661).

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: The ethanol released from this substance on hydrolysis would
be easily degraded in the environment or in a sewage
treatment plant. The remaining hydrolysis products are
inorganic and, therefore, not biodegradable. At a great
enough dilution they would not be expected to interfere with
the orgamisms within a treatment plant. Levels of boron and
fluoride in effluents discharged may have to be monitored.

(A641)

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