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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice:

Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

Immediate medical attention is not required.


Move to fresh air.

Skin contact:

Wash off immediately with plenty of water.

Eye contact:

Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.


Induce vomiting under qualified medical supervision, but only if victim is fully conscious.

Major effects of exposure:

Irritating to eyes. May degrease the skin. Irritating to respiratory system.

Protection of first-aiders:

Wear personal protective equipment. Do not breathe fumes.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media:

Water spray, carbon dioxide (CO2), dry powder, AFFF, foam.

Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons:


Specific hazards:

Thermal decomposition can lead to release of irritating gases and vapours.

Special protective equipment for firefighters:


Specific methods:

Standard procedure for chemical fires.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:

Use personal protective equipment.

Environmental precautions:

Prevent further leakage or spillage.

Prevent product from entering drains.

Methods for cleaning up:

Soak up with inert absorbent material (e.g. sand, silica gel, universal binder, sawdust).

Pick up and transfer to properly labelled containers.

After cleaning, flush away traces with water.

Handling and storage


Technical measures/Precautions:

Remove all sources of ignition.

Avoid temperatures above 59°C.

Safe handling advice:

Wear personal protective equipment.

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.


Technical measures/Storage conditions:

Keep container tightly closed.

In order to prevent oxidation, the product is supplied under a nitrogen or argon blanket. After opening the packaging, it is recommended to use or store the product under inert conditions (e.g. nitrogen or argon).

Incompatible products:

No data available.

Packaging material:

High density polyethylene containers.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
UN 1192, Ethyl-Lactate, 3, III
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
UN 1192, Ethyl-Lactate
Flammable liquid
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
UN 1192, Ethyl-Lactate
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures to reduce exposure:

Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.

Control parameters:


Personal protection equipment

Respiratory protection:

In case of insufficient ventilation wear suitable respiratory equipment.

Breathing apparatus with filter. (DIN 141).

Hand protection:

Solvent-resistant gloves (PVA / H4). Break through time > 8 hours.

Eye protection:

Tightly fitting safety goggles.

Skin and body protection:

Lightweight protective clothing.

Hygiene measures:

When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

Stability and reactivity


Stable at normal conditions. Hydrolyses in presence of water, acids, bases.

Hazardous polymerisation does not occur.

Conditions to avoid:

Avoid temperatures above 59°C.

Materials to avoid:


Hazardous decomposition products:

Carbon oxides.

Disposal considerations

Waste from residues / unused products:

Can be incinerated, when in compliance with local regulations.

Contaminated packaging:

Clean container with water.

Empty containers should be taken for local recycling, recovery or waste disposal.

Further information:

According to the European Waste Catalogue, Waste Codes are not product specific, but Application specific. Waste codes should be assigned by the user based on the application for which the product was used.