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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice
Remove contaminated, soaked clothing immediately and dispose of safely. First aider needs to protect himself.

Inhalation
Keep at rest. Aerate with fresh air. When symptoms persist or in all cases of doubt seek medical advice.

Eyes
Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses. Immediate medical attention is required.

Skin
Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water. When symptoms persist or in all cases of doubt seek medical advice.

Ingestion
Call a physician immediately. Do not induce vomiting without medical advice.

Main symptoms
cough, nausea, vomiting, headache, unconsciousness, shortness of breath, dizziness, narcosis.

Special hazard
central nervous system effects, Lung oedema, Prolonged skin contact may defat the skin and produce dermatitis.

Notes to physician
Treat symptomatically.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media
foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide (CO2), water spray

Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons
Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.

Special exposure hazards arising from the substance or preparation itself, its combustion products, or released gases
Under conditions giving incomplete combustion, hazardous gases produced may consist of:
carbon monoxide (CO)
carbon dioxide (CO2)
Combustion gases of organic materials must in principle be graded as inhalation poisons
Vapour is heavier than air and can travel considerable distance to a source of ignition and flashback
Vapours may form explosive mixtures with air

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters
Fire fighter protection should include a self-contained breathing apparatus (NIOSH-approved or EN 133) and full fire-fighting turn out gear.

Precautions for fire-fighting
Cool containers / tanks with water spray. Dike and collect water used to fight fire. Water run-off can cause environmental damage. Keep people away from and upwind of fire.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid breathing vapors or mists. Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak. Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
For emergency responders: Personal protection see section 8.

Environmental precautions
Prevent further leakage or spillage. Do not discharge product into the aquatic environment without pretreatment (biological treatment plant).

Methods for containment
Stop the flow of material, if possible without risk. Dike spilled material, where this is possible.

Methods for cleaning up
Soak up with inert absorbent material. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal. If liquid has been spilt in large quantities clean up promptly by scoop or vacuum. Dispose of in accordance with local regulations. Take necessary action to avoid static electricity discharge (which might cause ignition of organic vapours.

Handling and storage

Handling
Advice on safe handling
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product. Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion
Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking. Take necessary action to avoid static electricity discharge (which might cause ignition of organic vapours). In case of fire, emergency cooling with water spray should be available. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Vapour is heavier than air and can travel considerable distance to a source of ignition and flashback. Vapours may form explosive mixture with air.

Advice on the protection of the environment
See Section 8: Environmental exposure controls.

Storage
Technical measures/Storage conditions
Keep containers tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place. Handle and open container with care.

Suitable material
mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium

Unsuitable material
Attacks some forms of plastic and rubber, copper

Advice on common storage
Incompatible products:
strong acids and strong bases
strong oxidizing agents

Temperature class
T2

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 1213
Proper shipping name and description:
Isobutyl acetate
Language:
English
Class:
3
Classification code:
F1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 1213
Proper shipping name and description:
Isobutyl acetate
Language:
English
Class:
3
Classification code:
F1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN 1213
Proper shipping name and description:
Isobutyl acetate
Class:
3
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-E
S-D
Labels:
3
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN 1213
Proper shipping name and description:
Isobutyl acetate
Class:
3
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3
Remarksopen allclose all

Additional transport information

Additional transport information
IBC-Code

Product name Butyl acetate
Ship type 3
Pollution category Y

Exposure controls / personal protection

Occupational exposure controls


Engineering measures
General or dilution ventilation is frequently insufficient as the sole means of controlling employee exposure. Local ventilation is usually preferred. Explosion-proof equipment (for example fans, switches, and grounded ducts) should be used in mechanical ventilation systems.

Personal protective equipment

General industrial hygiene practice
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not breathe vapours or spray mist. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.

Hygiene measures
When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. Take off all contaminated clothing immediately. Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.

Respiratory protection
Respirator with A filter. Full mask with above mentioned filter according to producers using requirements or self-contained breathing apparatus. Equipment should conform to EN 136 or EN 140 and EN 143.

Hand protection
Wear protective gloves. Recommendations are listed below. Other protective material may be used, depending on the situation, if adequate degradation and permeation data is available. If other chemicals are used in conjunction with this chemical, material selection should be based on protection for all chemicals present.

Suitable material butyl-rubber
Evaluation according to EN 374: level 3
Glove thickness approx 0,3 mm
Break through time approx 60 min

Suitable material
polyvinylchloride / nitrile rubber
Evaluation according to EN 374: level 2
Glove thickness approx 0,9 mm
Break through time approx 30 min


Eye protection
Tightly fitting safety goggles. In addition to goggles, wear a face shield if there is a reasonable chance for splash to the face. Equipment should conform to EN 166.

Skin and body protection
Impervious clothing. Wear face-shield and protective suit for abnormal processing problems.

Environmental exposure controls
If possible use in closed systems. If leakage can not be prevented, the substance needs to be suck off at the emersion point, if possible without danger. Observe the exposure limits, clean exhaust air if needed. If recycling is not practicable, dispose of in compliance with local regulations. Inform the responsible authorities in case of leakage into the atmosphere, or of entry into waterways, soil or drains.

Additional advice
Further details on substance data can be found in the registration dossier under the following link: http://apps.echa.europa.eu/registered/registered-sub.aspx.

Stability and reactivity

Stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Hazardous reactions
Vapours may form explosive mixture with air.

Conditions to avoid
Avoid contact with heat, sparks, open flame, and static discharge. Avoid any source of ignition.

Materials to avoid
strong acids and strong bases, strong oxidizing agents.

Hazardous decomposition products
No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

Disposal considerations

Product Information
Disposal required in compliance with all waste management related state and local regulations. The choice of the appropriate method of disposal depends on the product composition by the time of disposal as well as the local statutes and possibilities for disposal. Hazardous waste according to European Waste Catalogue (EWC).

Uncleaned empty packaging
Contaminated packaging should be emptied as far as possible and after appropriate cleansing may be taken for reuse.