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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General Advice:
Show this material safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance. Remove to fresh air immediately. Get medical attention immediately. Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. If symptoms persist, call a physician. Personal protective equipment for first aid responders is recommended.
Eye Contact:
Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses. Obtain medical attention. Continue rinsing eyes during transport to hospital
Skin Contact:
Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water while removing all contaminated clothes and shoes. Consult a physician. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse
Inhalation:
P340 - Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Symptoms may be delayed. Immediate medical attention is required
Ingestion:
rinse mouth. Clean mouth with water and afterwards drink plenty of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Do not induce vomiting
If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed:
• Causes severe caustic burns to skin and eyes
• Corrosive to the eyes and may cause severe damage including blindness
• Harmful by inhalation
• H302 - Harmful if swallowed
• Bad and blurred vision
• Reduced vision
• Definitive loss of eye sight
• Lachrymation
• superficial burning sensation
• Exposure may result in reddening, tears and itching of the eyes and soreness in the nose and throat, together with coughing
• Inhalation of vapors is irritating to the respiratory system, may cause throat pain and cough
• Runny nose
• Shortness of breath
• Suffocation
• Lung edema
• Pneumonia
• Chronic exposure causes drying effect on the skin and eczema
• Delayed effects can be expected and will be enforced by physical efforts
• Is excreted into the sweat which can lead to an unpleasant body odour
• Can influence the heart and vascular system with blushing and heart palpitations as a result
• Can act on the upper and lower airways with inflamations and reduced lung function as a result
• Can result in erosion of the teeth
• Can result in function disruption of tke nervous system and the liver

Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed:
• Consult a physician

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable Extinguishing Media
• carbon dioxide (CO2)
• water spray
• dry chemical
• Alcohol-resistant foam

Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons
• high volume water jet

Specific Hazards Arising from the Chemical
Specific hazards
• Highly flammable
• Vapors may form explosive mixture with air
• Vapors are heavier than air and may spread along floors
• Heating or fire can release toxic gas (Nitrogen oxides (NOx), Carbon monoxide, Nitrosamine, Ammonia)

Specific methods
• In the event of fire, cool tanks with water spray
• Keep product and empty container away from heat and sources of ignition
• Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains

Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters:
Wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
• Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing
• Evacuate personnel to safe areas
• Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak
• Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit
• Rubber gloves

Environmental precautions:
• Remove immediately adhering matter
• Hose down gases, fumes and/or dust with water
• Prevent product from entering drains
• Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up:
• Use explosion-proof equipment
• Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit
• Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. dry sand or earth), then place in a chemical waste container
• Neutralize with hydrochloric or sulfuric acids

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling:
• Take necessary action to avoid static electricity discharge (which might cause ignition of organic vapours)
• Use only in area provided with appropriate exhaust ventilation
• Use spark-proof tools and explosion-proof equipment
• Wear personal protective equipment
• Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product
• Wash hands after handling
• Remove contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering eating areas
• Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location
• Avoid breathing vapors or mists

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:
• Keep containers tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place
• Keep away from heat
• Protect from light
• Keep in properly labelled containers

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 1160
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Class:
3
Classification code:
FC
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3 (8)
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 1160
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Class:
3
Classification code:
FC
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3 (8)
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN 1160
Proper shipping name and description:
DIMETHYLAMINE, AQUEOUS SOLUTION
Class:
3
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-E, S-C
Labels:
3 (8)
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN 1160
Proper shipping name and description:
DIMETHYLAMINE, AQUEOUS SOLUTION
Class:
3 (8)
Packaging group:
II
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters
Exposure Guidelines:
Chemical Name: Dimethylamine
ACGIH TLV EU Japan: TWA: 5 ppm; STEL: 15 ppm
Exposure controls:
Engineering Controls
• Local exhaust

Personal Protective Equipment:
Eye/face Protection
• Respirator with a full face mask
Skin Protection
• Wear suitable protective equipment
• Complete suit protecting against chemicals
Hand Protection
• Neoprene gloves
• Solvent-resistant gloves (butyl-rubber)
• The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/689/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it
• The suitability for a specific workplace should be discussed with the producers of the protective gloves
Respiratory Protection
• In the case of vapor formation use a respirator with filter model K
• self-contained breathing apparatus (EN 133) (in case of higher concentration)
Environmental exposure controls
• Prevent product from entering drains
• Do not contaminate surface water
• Avoid subsoil penetration

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity:
Chemical Stability
• Stable under normal conditions
• Hazardous polymerisation does not occur

Possibility of hazardous reactions: None under normal processing

Conditions to Avoid:
• Heat, flames and sparks
• Take necessary action to avoid static electricity discharge (which might cause ignition of organic vapors)
• S 6 - Keep under nitrogen

Incompatible materials to avoid:
• Zinc
• Copper
• Aluminum
• Strong acids and oxidizing agents
• Halogenated hydrocarbons

Hazardous Decomposition Products:
• Heating or fire can release toxic gas (Nitrogen oxides (NOx), Carbon monoxide, nitrosamine, Ammonia)

Disposal considerations

Waste Disposal Method
• Should not be released into the environment
• Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local regulation
Contaminated Packaging
• Empty containers should be taken for local recycling, recovery or waste disposal