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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Most important symptoms and effects
Harmful if swallowed.
Description of first aid measures
In all cases of doubt, or when symptoms persist, seek medical attention.
Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Oxygen may additionally be given, by trained
personnel, if it is available. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.
Flush skin with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention if irritation
develops and persists. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean or destroy contaminated shoes.
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water. If easy to do, contact lenses should be removed during the
flushing, by trained personnel. Occasionally hold the eyelids apart during the flushing to ensure rinsing the
entire surface of the eye and lids with water. Get medical attention if irritation develops and persists.
Call a physician or a poison control center immediately. Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by
medical personnel. If vomiting occurs, the patient should lie on their left side while vomiting to reduce the risk of
aspiration. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious or convulsing person.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Persons with pre-existing skin, respiratory, and/or central nervous system disease may be at increased risk if exposed
to this material.
Condition of the patient should be carefully monitored. Aspiration of this product during induced emesis can result in
lung injury. If evacuation of stomach contents is considered necessary, use method least likely to cause aspiration,
such as gastric lavage after endotracheal intubation. Contact a Poison Control Center for additional treatment
information. Treat patient symptomatically.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
waterspray, foam, sand, dry chemical powder, CO2.
Unsuitable extinguishing media
Hazardous decomposition / combustion products
CO2, Carbon monoxide.
2,3-Diethyl-2,3-dimethylbutanedinitrile , 2-methylbutanenitrile, 2-methyl-2-butenenitrile,
nitrous gases (NOx).
Protective equipment
Firefighters must wear fire resistant protective equipment. Wear approved respirator and protective gloves.
Other information
Evacuate all non-essential personnel. Extinguish a small fire with powder or carbon dioxide then apply water to prevent
re-ignition. Cool closed containers with water. Water used to extinguish a fire should not be allowed to enter the
drainage system or water courses. After a fire, ventilate thoroughly the area and soak with water, clean the walls and
metallic surfaces.
Fire and explosion hazard
CAUTION: reignition may occur. Decomposition under effect of heating (See also Section Hazardous decomposition
products). If involved in a fire, it will support combustion. Vapours may form explosive mixtures with air. In case of fire
and/or explosion do not breathe fumes.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions
Do not breathe dust. For personal protection see Section 8.
Environmental precautions
Do not allow to enter drains or water courses.
Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Stop leakage if possible. Eliminate all sources of ignition, and do not generate flames or sparks. Sweep up and put it
into a container for disposal. Avoid dust generation. Keep contents moist. The waste should NOT be confined. Flush
surroundings with large amounts of water and soap.
Other information
CAUTION: reignition may occur. Evacuate personnel to safe area.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
Never weigh out in the storage room. When using do not eat, drink or smoke. Do not breathe dust. Handle in well
ventilated areas. Eliminate all sources of ignition, and do not generate flames or sparks. Keep away from reducing
agents (e.g. amines), acids, alkalies and heavy metal compounds (e.g. accelerators, driers, metal soaps). Keep
product and emptied container away from heat and sources of ignition. Confinement must be avoided. Avoid
Incompatible materials (See Section 10).
Fire and explosion prevention
Use explosion protected equipment. Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking. Avoid dust generation. Do not
cut or weld on or near this container even when empty.
Conditions for safe storage
Store in accordance with local/national regulations. Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs. Store in a
dry well ventilated place away from sources of heat and direct sunlight. Store separate from other chemicals. Keep
only in the original container.
For maximum quality store below: 25 °C.
For safety, store below 35 °C.
Other information
It is recommended to use electrical equipment of temperature group T3. However, autoignition can never be excluded.
Wash hands thoroughly after handling or contact. Keep working clothing separately and do not take them home.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 3236
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Special provisions / remarks
Special provisions:
The control temperature is the maximum temperature at which the formulation can be transported safely during a prolonged period of time.
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN 3236
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Self reactive solid type d, temperature controlled ( 2,2'-Azodi(2-methylbutyronitrile )
Special provisions / remarks
The control temperature is the maximum temperature at which the formulation can be transported safely during a
prolonged period of time.

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters
Ensure good ventilation and local exhaustion of the working area. Explosion proof ventilation recommended.
Personal protection
Provide adequate ventilation. In case of insufficient ventilation wear suitable respiratory equipment (respirator
with filter P2).
Wear suitable protective gloves of neoprene or synthetic rubber.
Wear eye/face protection.
Skin and body
Wear suitable protective clothing.
Other information
Emergency-shower and facilities for rinsing eyes must be accessible. Launder clothes before reuse.

Stability and reactivity

Chemical stability
SADT - (Self accelerating decomposition temperature) is the lowest temperature at which self accelerating
decomposition may occur with a substance in the packaging as used in transport.
A dangerous self-accelerating decomposition reaction and, under certain circumstances, explosion or fire can
be caused by thermal decomposition at and above the following temperature: 45 °C. Contact with incompa tible
substances can cause decomposition at or below the SADT 45 °C.
To insure against possible exothermic self-accelerating decomposition, storage temperatures must not exceed
emergency temperature of 40 °C.
Conditions to avoid
Under no circumstances should this product be exposed to temperatures above the emergency temperature of
40 °C. If the product temperature exceeds 40 °C all available means shall be used to bring the temperature
under control and the emergency procedures shall be started. Emergency procedures will vary depending on
conditions. Contact Akzo Nobel for assistance with developing an emergency response plan.
To maintain quality store in original closed container below: 25 °C.
Confinement must be avoided.
Incompatible materials
Avoid contact with rust, iron and Copper. Contact with incompatible materials such as acids, alkalies, heavy metals
and reducing agents will result in hazardous decomposition. Do not mix with peroxide accelerators. Use only Stainless
steel 316, PP, polyethylene or glass-lined equipment. Contact Akzo Nobel for more information.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Polymerization does not occur.
Hazardous decomposition products
Hazardous decomposition products; 2,3-Diethyl-2,3-dimethylbutanedinitrile , 2-methylbutanenitrile,
2-methyl-2-butenenitrile. Nitrous gases may be produced.
Other information
Emergency procedures will vary depending on conditions. The customer must have an emergency response plan in
place. Contact Akzo Nobel for assistance with developing an emergency response plan.

Disposal considerations

Due to the high risk of contamination recycling/recovery is not recommended. Waste disposal in accordance with
regulations (most probably controlled incineration).
Contaminated packaging
According to local regulations. Emptied container might retain product residues. Follow all warnings even after the
container is emptied.
Other information
For further advice contact manufacturer.
Waste code number
Please refer to your specific industry in the European Waste Catalogue.