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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures
Inhalation: Move to fresh air. Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed. Call a physician immediately.
Skin contact: IMMEDIATELY get under a safety shower. Remove contaminated clothing. Wash affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water for 15-30 minutes or until all traces of chemical are removed. Get prompt medical attention. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use. Do not take clothing home to be laundered.
Eye contact: Immediately flush eye(s) with plenty of water for 15-30 minutes. Get prompt medical attention.
Ingestion: NOTE: This is a corrosive material. Do not administer any other first aid before obtaining the advice of a physician.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
No information available.

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Notes to physician: MATERIAL IS CORROSIVE. It may not be advisable to induce vomiting. Possible mucosal damage may contraindicate the use of gastric lavage. Measures against circulatory shock and convulsions maybe necessary.

Fire-fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media:Water spray
Dry powder, Carbon dioxide (CO2)

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Specific hazards during firefighting: Vapors can travel to a source of ignition and flash back. Heat can cause polymerization. Heated containers can explode. Combustion generates toxic fumes of the following: Oxides of phosphorus

5.3 Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for firefighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.
Further information: EXPLOSION HAZARD. Fight advanced fires from a protected location. Cool containers / tanks with water spray.

Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear a CEN approved (or equivalent) self-contained breathing apparatus in the pressure demand mode or a full-facepiece airline respirator in the pressure demand mode with emergency escape provisions. Wear full protective equipment including: acid-resistant clothing, gloves and boots, chemical splash goggles and face shield (EN166 or approved equivalent).
MATERIAL IS CORROSIVE. If exposed to material during clean-up operations, IMMEDIATELY remove all contaminated clothing and wash exposed skin areas with soap and water.

6.2 Environmental precautions
CAUTION: Keep spills and cleaning runoff out of municipal sewers and open bodies of water. Do not allow material to contaminate ground water system.

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Keep spectators away.
Remove all sources of ignition.
Floor may be slippery; use care to avoid falling.
Contain spills immediately with inert materials (e.g., sand, earth).
Do not use vermiculite or Oil-Dry.
Transfer liquids and solid diking material to separate suitable containers for recovery or disposal.
Absorbent can act as a contaminant (removes inhibitor) in liquid monomer. Avoid freestanding monomer with absorbent or add inhibitor to stabilize. Dispose of promptly.
Contaminated monomer may be unstable. Add inhibitor to prevent polymerization.

Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling
This material is corrosive. May cause sensitization of susceptible persons by skin contact. Ground all metal containers during storage and handling. Use non-sparking tools and grounding cables when transferring.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Storage conditions: Avoid temperature extremes during storage; ambient temperature preferred. Store in cool place. Keep away from direct sunlight. Material can burn; limit indoor storage to approved areas equipped with automatic sprinklers. Ground all metal containers during storage and handling. Total absence of oxygen will inactivate the inhibitor. Do not store under oxygen-free environment. This product contains inhibitor to stabilize it during shipment and storage. The effectiveness of the inhibitor is dependent on the presence of dissolved oxygen. In order to maintain sufficient dissolved oxygen in the liquid to avoid polymerization, the monomer must always be stored with a vapor space oxygen concentration of 5% to 21% (air). If the material is stored longer than six months (from date of manufacture) in a closed container, replenish the vapor space with fresh air to avoid depletion of the dissolved oxygen. Use monomer within 1 year to avoid loss of stability or risk of polymerization. Keep container tightly closed. Keep material dry. Moisture may affect product quality.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 2924
Proper shipping name and description:
FLAMMABLE LIQUID, CORROSIVE, N.O.S.(Methyl methacrylate, Phosphoric acid)
Language:
English
Class:
3 (8)
Classification code:
FC
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3 (8)
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 2924
Proper shipping name and description:
FLAMMABLE LIQUID, CORROSIVE, N.O.S.(Methyl methacrylate, Phosphoric acid)
Language:
English
Class:
3 (8)
Classification code:
FC
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3 (8)
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN 2924
Proper shipping name and description:
FLAMMABLE LIQUID, CORROSIVE, N.O.S.(Methyl methacrylate, Phosphoric acid)
Class:
3 (8)
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-E, S-C
Labels:
3 (8)
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN 2924
Proper shipping name and description:
Flammable liquid, corrosive, n.o.s.(Methyl methacrylate, Phosphoric acid)
Class:
3 (8)
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3 (8)
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Exposure controls / personal protection

8.2 Exposure controls
Engineering measures: Use only in area provided with appropriate exhaust ventilation.
Protective measures: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower.
Individual protection measures
Eye/face protection: Chemical resistant goggles must be worn. Eye protection worn must be compatible with respiratory protection system employed.
Skin protection
Hand protection: Chemical-resistant gloves should be worn whenever this material is handled. The glove(s) listed below may provide protection against permeation. (Gloves of other chemically resistant materials may not provide adequate protection): butyl-rubber Neoprene gloves Rinse and remove gloves immediately after use. Wash hands with soap and water. Gloves should be removed and replaced immediately if there is any indication of degradation or chemical breakthrough. NOTE: Material is a possible skin sensitizer. Reference: Methacrylate Producers Association, Inc., “Chemical-Protective Gloves for Methacrylic Acid and its Esters”, September 1998.
Other protection: Where splashing is possible, full chemically resistant protective clothing (e.g. acid suit) and boots are required.

Respiratory protection: Use certified respiratory protection equipment meeting EU requirements(89/656/EEC, 89/686/EEC ), or equivalent, when respiratory risks cannot be avoided or sufficiently limited by technical means of collective protection or by measures, methods or procedures of work organization.

Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity
no data available

10.2 Chemical stability
no data available

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions
Inhibitor is added to this product to prevent polymerization. However, this material can undergo hazardous polymerization.
Polymerisation: Excessive aging, heat, contamination with polymerization catalysts, oxygen-free atmosphere, inhibitor depletion or ultraviolet light (sunlight) may cause polymerization. An uncontrolled polymerization may produce a rapid release of energy with the potential for an explosion of unvented closed containers.

10.4 Conditions to avoid
no data available

10.5 Incompatible materials
Avoid contact with the following: Acids Bases Oxidizing agents Reducing agents UV light free radical initiators organic peroxides Mild steel Aluminium sulfides phosphides cyanides acetylides fluorides silicides carbides

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products
Thermal decomposition may yield the following:, phosphorous derivatives

Disposal considerations

Disposal
After the addition of excess inhibitor, incinerate liquid and contaminated diking material in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.

Contaminated packaging: Dispose of as unused product. CONTAINERS MAY BE HAZARDOUS WHEN EMPTY. Since emptied containers retain product residue follow all MSDS and label warnings even after container is emptied. Do not burn, or use a cutting torch on, the empty drum. Pursue safe, legal methods for recycle of empty containers. Improper disposal or re-use of this container may be dangerous and illegal. Refer to applicable local, state and federal regulations.