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First-aid measures

DESCRIPTION OF FIRST AID MEASURES
General advice:
First Aid responders should pay attention to self-protection
and use the recommended protective clothing
Move out of dangerous area.
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
Keep warm and in a quiet place.

If inhaled:
Provide fresh air.
If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
Keep the victim calm and in a semi-upright position.
Consult a physician.

In case of skin contact:
Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Call a physician immediately.

In case of eye contact:
Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids,
for at least 15 minutes.
Call a physician immediately.

If swallowed:
Clean mouth with water and drink afterwards plenty of water.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Do NOT induce vomiting.
Call a physician immediately.

MOST IMPORTANT SYMPTOMS AND EFFECTS, BOTH ACUTE AND DELAYED
Symptoms:
Respiratory irritation
Erythema

Risks:
Symptoms of poisoning may develop many hours after exposure.
If swallowed, severe burns in the oral cavity and throat as well as danger of perforation of the digestive tract and stomach.

IDENTIFICATION OF ANY IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION AND SPECIAL TREATMENT NEEDED
Treatment:
Keep under medical supervision for at least 48 hours.
Treat symptomatically.
For specialist advice physicians should contact the Poisons Information Service.

Fire-fighting measures

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
Suitable extinguishing media:
Alcohol-resistant foam
Dry extinguishing media based on NaCl or pulverized limestone.

Unsuitable extinguishing media:
Water
Carbon dioxide (CO2)

SPECIAL HAZARDS ARISING FROM THE SUBSTANCE OR MIXTURE
Specific hazards during firefighting:
May form toxic gases on heating or in case of fire.
Self-heating: may catch fire.
Dust can form an explosive mixture in air.

ADVICE FOR FIREFIGHTERS
Special protective equipment for firefighters:
Wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

Further information:
Use water spray to cool unopened containers.
Be aware of a dangerous reaction with water, if the container is ruptured.
Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains.
Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

Accidental release measures

PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS; PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Personal precautions:
Remove all sources of ignition.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Wear personal protective equipment.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.
Do not breathe dust.
Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak.

ENVIRONMENT PRECAUTIONS
Environmental precautions:
Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.
Avoid subsoil penetration.

METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR CONTAINMENT AND CLEANING UP
Methods for cleaning up:
Never allow contact with water.
Cover spilled material with limestone powder.
Use mechanical handling equipment.
Non-sparking tools should be used.
Avoid subsoil penetration.
Avoid dust formation.
Pick up and transfer to properly labelled containers.
Adequate disposal

Handling and storage

PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING
Advice on safe handling:
Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.
Use product only in closed system.
Handle under inert gas.
Avoid dust formation.
Never allow water to come into contact with the product.
Wear personal protective equipment.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
In general, emissions are controlled and prevented by implementing an appropriate management system, including regular informing and training workers.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion:
Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
Dust may form explosive mixture in air.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Use explosion-proof equipment.
Electrical equipment should be protected to the appropriate standard.
Self-heating: may catch fire.

CONDITIONS FOR SAFE STORAGE, INCLUDING ANY INCOMPARTIBILITIES
Requirements for storage areas and containers:
Keep under inert gas.
Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well ventilated place.
Keep away from heat.
Protect from direct sunlight.
Protect from moisture.
Avoid contact with air/oxygen.

Further information on storage conditions:
Product is hygroscopic.

Advice on common storage:
Never allow product to get in contact with water during storage.
Incompatible with oxidizing agents.
Acids

Storage temperature:
< 60 °C

SPECIFIC USE(S)
Specific use(s):
Reagent for organic synthesis, Transported isolated intermediate

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 3206
Proper shipping name and description:
ALKALI METAL ALCOHOLATES, SELF- HEATING, CORROSIVE,N.O.S.
Lithium methoxide
Chemical name:
Lithiummethoxid
Language:
English
Class:
4.2 (8)
Classification code:
SC4
Packaging group:
Packing group II
Labels:
4.2 (8)
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN 3206
Proper shipping name and description:
ALKALI METAL ALCOHOLATES, SELF-HEATING, CORROSIVE, N.O.S.
Lithium methoxide
Chemical name:
Lithiummethoxid
Class:
4.2 (8)
Packaging group:
Packing group II
EmS code:
F-A, S-J
Labels:
4.2 (8)
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN 3206
Proper shipping name and description:
Alkali metal alcoholates, self-heating, corrosive, n.o.s.
Lithium methoxide
Chemical name:
Lithiummethoxid
Class:
4.2 (8)
Packaging group:
Packing group II
Labels:
4.2 (8)
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Exposure controls / personal protection

CONTROL PARAMETERS
Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.

EXPOSURE CONTROLS
Engineering measures
Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.
Use product only in closed system.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Electrical equipment should be protected to the appropriate standard.

Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection:
In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.
Recommended Filter type: Half mask with a particle filter P2 (EN 143)

Hand protection:
Glove material: Wear suitable gloves.
Protective gloves complying with EN 374.
and
Glove material: Flame retardant gloves
Protective gloves complying with EN 659.

The choice of an appropriate glove does not only depend on its material but also on other quality features and is different from one producer to the other.
The exact break through time can be obtained from the protective glove producer and this has to be observed.
Protective gloves have to be replaced at the first sign of deterioration.

Eye protection:
Eye protection (EN 166)
Tightly fitting safety goggles

Skin and body protection:
Flame retardant antistatic protective clothing.

Hygiene measures:
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.
Do not breathe dust.
Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs.
Smoking, eating and drinking should be prohibited in the application area.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

Protective measures:
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and safety shower.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

Environmental exposure controls
General advice:
Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.
Avoid subsoil penetration.

Stability and reactivity

REACTIVITY
Risk of violent reaction.

CHEMICAL STABILITY
Decomposes on heating, Sensitive to air, Decomposition under influence of moisture is highly accelerated by heating.

POSSIBILITY OF HAZARDOUS REACTIONS
Hazardous reactions:
Self-heating: may catch fire.
Reacts violently with water.
Dust can form an explosive mixture in air.

CONDITIONS TO AVOID
Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.
Keep away from heat, direct sunlight.
Protect from moisture.
Product is hygroscopic.
Avoid dust formation.
Static discharge.
Avoid contact with air/oxygen.

INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS
Materials to avoid:
Water
Acids
Oxidizing agents

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS
Risk of decomposition:
Decomposes in contact with water.
Methanol
Lithium hydroxide

Thermal decomposition:
To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.

Disposal considerations

WASTE TREATMENT METHODS
Product:
Dispose of in accordance with local regulations.

Contaminated packaging:
Refer to manufacturer/supplier for information on recovery/recycling.

Waste Code:
Waste codes should be assigned by the user, preferably in discussion with the waste disposal authorities.