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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: If inhaled remove person to fresh air. If not breathing,

give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give

oxygen. Call a physician.

Emergency measure - Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15

minutes. Call a physician.

Emergency measure - Skin: Wash with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing. The

compound is not a skin irritant.

Emergency measure - Ingestion: In its end use application, this is an unlikely route of

exposure. However, if it occurs signficant adverse health

effects are unlikely to result. The compound has low oral

toxicity (LD50 = 2171 mg/kg body weight). In the case of

accidental ingestion do not induce vomiting. Call a


Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: None. Product will not burn.

Product arising from burning: None. Product will not pyrolyse.

Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: Usual protective equipment sufficient.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: As described in section C, the very secure packaging

conditions will minimize the chances of a spill during a

transportation incident. However, if such spillage occurs

the spilled catalyst will be swept up, placed in suitable

containers and returned to a recycler for recycling into

fresh catalyst. Any residual amount left on the ground

(which will be miniscule because of the high cost of the

catalyst) will not harm humans or the environment because it

is essentially a non-toxic inorganic compound.

Handling and storage

Handling: Workers handling the chemical will be required to wear full

clothing, impervious gloves and eye protection (sideshield

safety glasses or chemical splash-proof goggles).

Engineering controls and good industrial hygiene practice

will be enforced to prevent respiratory exposure. However,

if dusty conditions prevail workers will be required to wear

appropriate respirators.

Storage: The compound will be stored in closed flexible intermediate

bulk containers (FIBCS or bulk bags). These containers will

be stored in secondary and tertiary containers at ambient

temperature. Packages will remain sealed during storage and

will be protected from exposure to humidity which can

degrade the catalytic properties of the product, resulting

in reduced catalytic efficiency. The expected duration of

storage will be less than 1 year. Storage under these

conditions will mitigate worker and environmental exposure


Packaging of the substance and or preparation: VPO(PSA) Catalyst will be packaged in lined flexible

intermediate bulk containers (FIBCS or bulk bags) which are

subsequently packaged in secondary and tertiary containers

for transport and storage. The FIBCS are made of

polypropylene woven fabric with an internal plastic lining.

The weight of product in each FIBC is expected to be 1 tonne

(maximum). The FIBCS will be individually contained within

external plastic liners. Each plastic covered FIBC will then

be placed inside a cardboard box. These boxes will be

secured by plastic straps to pallets which will be

subsequently plastic shrink-wrapped and then placed within

metal export containers.

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: ADR/RID: Not regulated

IMO: Not regulated

ICAO: Not regulated

The product beign shipped from the U.S. will generally be
transported across the Atlantic by ship and then trucked to
Asturias. Air shipments will not typically be made.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: Not applicable.

Chemical reaction with water: Will not react violently with water.

Dust explosion: Non-explosive.

Dust explosion determined by test: N

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: All spent catalyst will be returned for recycling to produce

fresh catalyst precursor. Accidentaly spilled catalyst will

be similarly gathered up and recycled.

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: Aqueous slurries of VPO Catalyst or the Preparation VPO(PSA)

Catalyst can be neutralized with sodium carbonate. However,

VPO Catalyst is not acutely toxic. Due to its high cost all

spent catalyst or off-specification or spilled catalyst will

be recovered and recycled rather than disposed of.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Not applicable. Waste (spent catalyst) will be recycled.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: Not applicable. Will not burn.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: Waste or spilled catalyst will be recovered and will not be

discharged into sewerage systems for disposal. However, if

contamination occurs, the system should be neutralized and

then filtered.