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First-aid measures

General advice: Move out of dangerous area. Immediate medical attention is required. Show the safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance. Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If not breathing, if breathing is irregular or if respiratory arrest occurs, provide artificial respiration or oxygen by trained personnel. Do not leave the victim unattended. The following recommendations in respect of first aid and therapy should be made available to all First Aid Officers and Doctors, who could be called upon to render first aid, before work with cyanide/hydrocyanic acid is started. Adverse health effects could include the following: Headache, dizziness/vertigo, nausea or vomiting, convulsive seizures, unconsciousness, shortness of breath/breathing difficulty, cardiac arrest or heart failure. Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. No mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose artificial respiration. Use artificial respiration bag or respirator. Keep person warm and at rest. If unconscious, place in recovery position and get medical attention immediately.
Protection of first-aiders: No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. If it is suspected that fumes are still present, the rescuer should wear an appropriate mask or self-contained breathing apparatus. It may be dangerous to the person providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Wash contaminated clothing thoroughly with water before removing it, or wear gloves.
If inhaled: Call emergency doctor immediately (alarm report: cyanide / hydro-cyanic acid poisoning). If unconscious, place in recovery position and get medical attention immediately. In case of inhalation of decomposition products in a fire, symptoms may be delayed.
In case of skin contact: Take victim immediately to hospital. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Immediately remove the substance from the skin. If on skin, rinse well with water. Flush contaminated skin with plenty of water.
In case of eye contact: Small amounts splashed into eyes can cause irreversible tissue damage and blindness. Remove contact lenses. In the case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Continue rinsing eyes during transport to hospital. Protect unharmed eye. Keep eye wide open while rinsing. If eye irritation persists, consult a specialist.
If swallowed: Clean mouth with water and drink afterwards plenty of water. Call emergency doctor immediately (alarm report: cyanide / hydro-cyanic acid poisoning). Keep respiratory tract clear. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rinse mouth with water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Take victim immediately to hospital.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing agents:
Foam
Fire-extinguishing powder

For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents:
Water

Carbon dioxide
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Formation of toxic gases is possible during heating or in case of fire.
Hydrogen cyanide (HCN)

Carbon monoxide (CO)

Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
Advice for firefighters 

Protective equipment: Wear self-contained respiratory protective device.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Avoid formation of dust.
Use respiratory protective device against the effects of fumes/dust/aerosol. 

Environmental precautions:
Do not allow product to reach sewage system or any water course.
Inform respective authorities in case of seepage into water course or sewage system. 

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up: Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13. Ensure adequate ventilation. 

Reference to other sections
See Section 7 for information on safe handling.
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment. See Section 13 for disposal information.

Handling and storage

Handling: 

Precautions for safe handling 
Prevent formation of dust.
Open and handle receptacle with care.
Ensure good ventilation/exhaustion at the workplace. 

Information about fire - and explosion protection: Keep respiratory protective device available. 

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities 

Storage: 

Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles: Store only in the original receptacle. 

Information about storage in one common storage facility: 
Do not store together with acids. 
Store away from flammable substances. 

Further information about storage conditions: Keep receptacle tightly sealed. 

Storage class: 6.1 B 

Specific end use(s) No further relevant information available. 


Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
1588
Shippingopen allclose all
Class:
6.1
Classification code:
Toxic substances
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
6.1, symbol for fish & tree
Remarks:
Tunnel limitation code D/E; LQ: 500 g

Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
1588
Shippingopen allclose all
Class:
6.1
Classification code:
Toxic substances
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
6.1, symbol for fish & tree
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
1588
Proper shipping name and description:
Cyanides, Inorganic; solid, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
Potassium dicyanoargentate
Class:
6.1, symbol for fish & tree
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-A, S-A
Labels:
6.1, symbol for fish & tree
Marine pollutant
Remarksopen allclose all

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
1588
Proper shipping name and description:
: Cyanides, Inorganic; solid, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
Potassium dicyanoargentate
Class:
6.1, Toxic substances
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
6.1
Remarksopen allclose all
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Exposure controls / personal protection

Additional information about design of technical facilities: No further data
· Control parameters
· Ingredients with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
potassium dicyanoargentate
WEL Long-term value: 0.01 mg/m³ as Ag
· DNELs
Oral DNEL(Com.)longterm 0.05 mg/kg (-) (CN)
DNEL(Comm.)akut 4.5 mg/kg (-) (CN)
DNEL(Indust.)longt. 0.05 mg/kg (-) (CN)
DNEL(Industrie) akut 4.5 mg/kg (-) (CN)
· PNECs
PNEC (Commercial) 0.03 μg/l (H2O) (CN)
PNEC (Industrie) 0.03 μg/l (H2O) (CN)
Additional information: The lists valid during the making were used as basis.
· Exposure controls
· Personal protective equipment:
· General protective and hygienic measures:
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Immediately remove all soiled and contaminated clothing
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Store protective clothing separately.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
· Respiratory protection:
Use suitable respiratory protective device in case of insufficient ventilation.
Filter B
Filter P3
· Protection of hands: Protective gloves
· Material of gloves
Chloroprene rubber, CR
Butyl rubber, BR
Fluorocarbon rubber (Viton)
Nitrile rubber, NBR
· Penetration time of glove material
The determined penetration times according to EN 374 part III are not performed under practical conditions.
Therefore a maximum wearing time, which corresponds to 50% of the penetration time, is recommended.
· Not suitable are gloves made of the following materials:
Strong material gloves
Leather gloves
· Eye protection: Tightly sealed goggles
· Body protection: Protective work clothing

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity:
Chemical stability:
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided: Stable up to melting point.
Possibility of hazardous reactions Contact with acids releases toxic gases.
Conditions to avoid No further relevant information available.

Incompatible materials: No further relevant information available.
Hazardous decomposition products: Hydrogen cyanide (prussic acid)

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods
· Recommendation
Must not be disposed together with household garbage. Do not allow product to reach sewage system.
Must be specially treated adhering to official regulations.
Contact manufacturer for recycling information.
· European waste catalogue
06 00 00 WASTES FROM INORGANIC CHEMICAL PROCESSES
06 03 00 wastes from the MFSU of salts and their solutions and metallic oxides
06 03 11* solid salts and solutions containing cyanides
Uncleaned packaging:
· Recommendation:
Empty contaminated packagings thoroughly. They may be recycled after thorough and proper cleaning. Packagings that may not be cleansed are to be disposed of in the same manner as the product.
· Recommended cleansing agents: Water, if necessary together with cleansing agents.