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EC number: 245-659-7
CAS number: 23432-62-4
Description of first aid measures
Take persons to a safe place. Observe self-protection for first aid. In the event of allergic reactions, particularly those affecting the
respiratory system, seek immediate medical advice.
After contact with the eyes:
Rinse immediately with plenty of water for 10-15 minutes. Seek medical advice in case of continuous irritation.
After contact with the skin:
Remove contaminated or soaked clothing. Immediately rinse with plenty of soap and water. In the event of a visible skin change
or other complaints, seek medical advice (show label or SDS where possible).
Keep the patient calm. If unconscious place in stable sideways position. Protect against loss of body heat. In cases of sickness
seek medical advice (show label or SDS if possible).
If conscious, give several small portions of water to drink. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical advice immediately and clearly
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Any relevant information can be found in other parts of this section.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Methanol (CAS 67-56-1) is readily and rapidly absorbed at all exposure routes and is toxic by all routes. Methanol may cause
irritation of the mucosa, as well as nausea, vomiting, headaches, vertigo and visual disorders, including blindness (irreversible
damage to the optic nerve), acidosis, spasms, narcosis and coma. There may be a delay in the onset of these effects after
exposure. Allow cortisone spray inhalation at first possible opportunity. Product can lead to sensitisation and can trigger allergies.
Suitable extinguishing media:
water mist , extinguishing powder , alcohol-resistant foam , carbon dioxide , sand .
Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons:
water jet .
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Risk of hazardous gasses or fumes in the event of fire. Exposure to combustion products may be a health hazard! Hazardous
combustion products: carbon oxides , silicon oxides , nitrogen oxides , incompletely burnt hydrocarbons , toxic and very toxic
Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for fire fighting:
Use respiratory protection independent of recirculated air. Keep unprotected persons away.
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Secure the area. Wear personal protection equipment. Keep unprotected persons away. Avoid contact with eyes
and skin. Do not inhale gases/vapours/aerosols. If material is released indicate risk of slipping. Do not walk through spilled
Prevent material from entering surface waters, drains or sewers and soil. Close leak if possible without risk. Contain any fluid that
runs out using suitable material (e.g. earth). Retain contaminated water/extinguishing water. Dispose of in prescribed marked
containers. Inform authorities if substance leaks into surface waters, sewerage or ground.
Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Take up mechanically and dispose of according to local/state/federal regulations. Do not flush away with water. For small
amounts: Absorb with a neutral (non-acidic / non-basic) liquid binding material such as diatomaceous earth and dispose of
according to government regulations. For large amounts: Liquids may be recovered using suction devices or pumps. If flammable,
only air driven or properly rated electrical equipment should be used. Clean any slippery coating that remains using a detergent /
soap solution or another biodegradable cleaner. Silicone fluids are slippery; spills are a safety hazard. Apply sand or other inert
granular material to improve traction.
Exhaust vapours. Eliminate all sources of ignition. Consider explosion protection. Observe notes under section Handling and Storage.
Reference to other sections
Relevant information in other sections has to be considered. This applies in particular for information given on personal protective
equipment and on disposal.
Precautions for safe handling
Avoid exposure by technical measures or personal protective equipment.
Precautions for safe handling:
Ensure adequate ventilation. Must be syphoned off in situ. Spilled substance increases risk of slipping. Avoid formation of
aerosols. In case of aerosol formation special protective measures are required (exhausting by suction, respiratory protection).
Observe information in section Exposure controls/personal protection. Keep away from incompatible substances in accordance with section Stability and reactivity.
Precautions against fire and explosion:
Product can separate methanol. Flammable vapors may accumulate and form explosive mixtures with air in containers, process
vessels, including partial, empty and uncleaned containers and vessels, or other enclosed spaces. Keep away from sources of
ignition and do not smoke. Take precautionary measures against electrostatic charging. Cool endangered containers with water.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Conditions for storage rooms and vessels:
Observe local/state/federal regulations.
Make sure there is no possibility of entering the ground.
Advice for storage of incompatible materials:
Keep away from alkalis. Avoid contact with acids. Observe local/state/federal regulations.
Further information for storage:
Store in a dry and cool place. Protect against moisture. Store container in a well ventilated place.
Protect against moisture. Store in original container only. Keep container tightly closed and store in a cool, well ventilated place.
Specific end use(s)
No data available.
Exposure in the work place limited and controlled
General protection and hygiene measures:
Avoid exposure. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Do not inhale gases/vapours/aerosols. Do not eat, drink or smoke when
handling. Wash hands at the end of work and before eating. Keep working clothes separately. Remove contaminated, soaked
clothing immediately. Clean work areas regularly.
Personal protection equipment:
In accordance with instructions: not required . In case of long or strong exposure: gas mask filter ABEK .
tight fitting protective goggles . Provide work station with eye bathing equipment.
Protective gloves made of nitrile rubber . Protective gloves made of butyl rubber . Gloves suitable for up to 60 minutes' use. The
selection of appropriate gloves not only depends on the material, but also on other quality characteristics, and may vary
depending on the manufacturer. Please observe information from your glove supplier in terms of permeability and breakthrough
protective clothing .
Exposure to the environment limited and controlled
Prevent material from entering surface waters, drains or sewers and soil.
Further information for system design and engineering measures
Observe information in section Handling and Storage.
If stored and handled in accordance with standard industrial practices no hazardous reactions are known.
Relevant information can possibly be found in other parts of this section.
Conditions to avoid: moisture .
Reacts with: water , basic substances and acids . Reaction causes the formation of: methanol .
Hazardous decomposition products
If stored and handled properly: none known . Measurements have shown the formation of small amounts of formaldehyde at
temperatures above about 150 °C (302 °F) through oxidation.
Waste treatment methods
Material that cannot be used, reprocessed or recycled should be disposed of in accordance with Federal, State, and local
regulations at an approved facility. Depending on the regulations, waste treatment methods may include, e.g., landfill or
Completely discharge containers (no tear drops, no powder rest, scraped carefully). Containers may be recycled or re-used.
Observe local/state/federal regulations. Uncleaned packaging should be treated with the same precautions as the material.
Waste Disposal Legislation Ref.No.(EC)
It is not possible to determine a waste code for this product in accordance with the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) since it is
only possible to classify it according to how it is used by the customer. The waste code is to be determined within the EU in liaison
with the waste-disposal operator.
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