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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation
- Move the person away from the contaminated area.
- Make the affected person rest.
- Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed.
- Victim to lie down in the recovery position, cover and keep him warm.
- Call a physician immediately.

Skin contact
- Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
- Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
- Keep warm and in a quiet place.
- Call a physician or poison control centre immediately.
- Wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

Eye contact
- Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.
- In the case of difficulty of opening the lids, administer an analgesic eye wash (oxybuprocaine).
- Call a physician or poison control centre immediately.
- Take victim immediately to hospital

Ingestion
- Call a physician or poison control centre immediately.
- Take victim immediately to hospital.
- If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious).
- Do NOT induce vomiting.
- Do not give anything to drink.
- Artificial respiration and/or oxygen may be necessary.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
- Suitable: Carbon dioxide (CO2), Powder
- Not suitable: High volume water jet.

Specific hazards:
- Aqueous solution causes burns of eyes, skin and mucous membranes.
- The product is not flammable.
- Not combustible.
- Contact with water may produce heat release and presents risks of splashing.
- Heating can release hazardous gases.
- Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions.

Specific fire fighting methods:
- Stay upwind.
- Full protective suit.
- Personal protective equipment comprising: suitable protective gloves, safety goggles and protective clothing.
- Self-contained breathing apparatus (EN 133).

Specific fire fighting methods
- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
- Cool containers/tanks with water spray.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions
- Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
- Do not breathe vapours.
- Complete suit protecting against chemicals
- Self-contained breathing apparatus (EN 133)

Advice for emergency responders
- Shelter from vapours by keeping upwind.
- Only qualified personnel equipped with suitable protective equipment may intervene.
- Turn leaking containers leak-side up to prevent the escape of liquid.
- Recover the product as quickly as possible.
- Local evacuation is necessary from the vapour emission zone.
- Mark out the contaminated area with signs and prevent access to unauthorized personnel.

Environmental precautions
- Dam up.
- Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.
- If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

Methods for cleaning up
- Recovery
♦ Pump up the product into a spare container suitably labelled.
♦ Recover as much of the product as possible.
♦ Soak up with inert absorbent material.
♦ Sweep up and shovel into suitable containers for disposal.
♦ Use acid resistant materials.

- Neutralization
♦ Carefully neutralize the remainder, using lime, Calcium Carbonate, soda ash.

- Cleaning/Decontamination
♦ To clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use diluted alkaline solution.
♦ Flush with plenty of water.
♦ Recover the cleaning water for subsequent disposal.
♦ Prevent product from entering sewage system.
♦ Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

- Disposal
♦ Incinerate contaminated materials at an authorized installation.

Handling and storage

Handling
- Keep in a bunded area on an acid resisting floor.
- When diluting, always add the product to water. Never add water to the product.
- Use only with adequate ventilation.
- Do not allow contact with air.
- All pipes used to transfer the product must be sealed at both ends when not in use.
- Follow the instructions for use issued by the producer. Avoid any direct contact with the product.
- Handle with extreme care.
- Clean and dry piping circuits and equipment before any operations.
- To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.
- Preferably transfer by pump or gravity.
- Keep away from incompatible products

Storage
- The floor of the depot should be impermeable and designed to form a water-tight basin.
- Recommended: Store away from any source of ignition, the container tightly closed, in a well-ventilated area.
- Keep away from incompatible products (Alkalis and caustic products, Oxidizing materials, Strong bases)

Packaging
- Suitable material:
♦ Plastic coated materials, Polyethylene,
♦ Metal drum with a polyethylene flexible container.
♦ For small quantities: Glass bottles.
- Unstuitable material:
♦ Common metals (iron, aluminium, copper, etc.)

Further information: The product may become coloured over a period of time. This does not affect its properties.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
2699
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Class or division:
Class 8: Corrosive substances
Packing group:
Packing group I: Substances presenting high danger
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
2699
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Class or division:
Class 8: Corrosive substances
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
2699
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID
Chemical name:
TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID
Class or division:
Class 8: Corrosive substances
Packing group:
Packing group I: Substances presenting high danger
EmS code:
F-A
S-B
Labels:
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
2699
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID
Chemical name:
TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID
Class or division:
Class 8: Corrosive substances
Packing group:
Packing group I: Substances presenting high danger
Labels:
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures
- Extraction to remove vapours at their source.
- Ensure good ventilation of the work station.

Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection
- In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.
- Full face mask with a vapour filter.
- Recommended filter type: ABEK-P3 filter (compliant with Standard EN14387 and EN143)
- Wear self-contained breathing apparatus in case of: 1) large uncontrolled emissions, 2) insufficient oxygen, 3) the mask and cartridge do not give adequate protection.
- Self-contained breathing apparatus:
♦ Type: T25 chemical resistant full hood and helmet Headtop (Compliant with Standard EN12941, EN1835, EN397, EN166)
♦ Helmet: High density impact ABS
♦ Visor: Polycarbonate (T25 / PC), Acetate (T25 / AC)
♦ Hose: spiral reinforced polyurethane
♦ Hood: Polyester with polyethylene treatment "Chlorosulphonated" (Hypalon)

Hand protection
- Chemical resistant protective gloves (compliant with Standard EN374)
- Type of gloves: Tegera 12945
- Suitable material: PVC (Vinyle)
- Glove thickness: 0.3 mm
- Min. breakthrough time gloves: 10 min (100% Trifluoroacetic acid)

Eye protection
- Safety goggles and a face shield (Compliant with Standard EN166)

Skin and body protection
- Protective overall
- Type: TYCHEM® F Standard, Category III, Type 3B/4/5/6 (Compliant with Standard EN13034 and EN14605)
- Material: Tyvek® substrate with laminated film, 120 g/m2.
- Chemical resistant boots made of PVC.

Hygiene measures
- Emergency equipment immediately accessible, with instructions for use.
- Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.
- Regular cleaning of equipment, work area and clothing.
- Use clean, well-maintained personal protection equipment.
- Store personal protection equipment in a clean location away from the work area.
- Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.
- Before reuse, thoroughly clean personal protection equipment
- Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.
- When using do not eat, drink or smoke.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity
- Exothermic reaction with water.

Stability
- Stable at room temperature.
- Strongly hygroscopic.
- Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Hazardous reactions
- Hazardous polymerisation does not occur.
- Corrosive to many metals when in contact with water or humidity, Gives off hydrogen by reaction with metals, Keep away from strong bases, Risk of violent reaction, Risk of explosion.
- Materials to avoid: alkalis and caustic products.
- Hazardous decomposition products: On thermal decomposition (pyrolysis) releases: highly toxic gases, hydrofluoric acid, carbon monoxide.

Disposal considerations

Product disposal
- Should not be released into the environment
- Solutions with low pH-value must be neutralized before discharge
- Must be incinerated in a suitable incineration plant holding a permit delivered by the competent authorities.

Contaminated packaging
- Allow it to drain thoroughly.
- Wash with caustic soda solution (2 to 5% NaOH).
- Destroy at an authorised site.
- Dispose of in accordance with local regulations.
- The empty and clean containers are to be reused in conformity with regulations