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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice
In the case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
First aider needs to protect himself.
Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

If inhaled
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Call a physician immediately.
Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

In case of skin contact
Rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
Immediate medical treatment is necessary as untreated wounds from corrosion of the skin heal slowly and with difficulty.

In case of eye contact
Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.
Call a physician immediately.

If swallowed
Immediately give large quantities of water to drink.
Call a physician immediately.
Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
Do NOT induce vomiting.

Notes to physician
Treat symptomatically.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Water spray
Foam
Dry powder

Special exposure hazards arising from the substance or preparation itself, its combustion products, or released gases
Fire may cause evolution of:
Hydrogen chloride gas
Phosgene

Special protective equipment for firefighting
Personal protection through wearing a tightly closed chemical protection suit and a self-contained breathing apparatus.

Additional information on firefighting
Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions
Use personal protective equipment.

Environmental precautions
Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.
Avoid subsoil penetration.

Methods for cleaning up
Pick up and transfer to properly labelled containers.
Dispose of as special waste in compliance with local and national regulations.
Clean contaminated floors and objects thoroughly while observing environmental regulations.

Handling and storage

Advice on safe handling
Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.
Handle and open container with care.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion
Normal measures for preventive fire protection.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges.

Storage space and container requirements
Store at room temperature in the original container.
Metal containers must be lined.

Hints on storage assembly
Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.

Storage specifications
Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.
German storage class 8B

Recommended storage temperature:
< 30°C

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
1839
Proper shipping name and description:
TRICHLOROACETIC ACID
Chemical name:
TRICHLOROACETIC ACID
Language:
English
Class:
8
Classification code:
C4
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
8
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
1839
Proper shipping name and description:
TRICHLOROACETIC ACID, SOLID
Chemical name:
TRICHLOROACETIC ACID
Class:
8
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-A;S-B
Labels:
8
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
1839
Proper shipping name and description:
Trichloroacetic acid
Chemical name:
Trichloroacetic acid
Class:
8
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
8 - Corrosive
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Respiratory protection
In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection.

Hand protection
Solvent-resistant gloves (butyl-rubber)
Material thickness: 0,7 mm
Break through time: > 480 min
Reference substance: Take note of the information given by the producer concerning permeability and break through times, and of special workplace conditions (mechanical strain, duration of contact).

Eye protection
Tightly fitting safety goggles

Skin and body protection
Wear suitable protective equipment.

General protective and hygiene measures
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

Engineering measures
Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.

Occupational Exposure Limit
Guidance note from the Health and Safety Executive (1987):
EH40/87,8; cited in IRPTC PC database

Occupational Exposure Limit
Type of limit OES (UK) 5 mg/m3

Occupational Exposure Limit
Netherland

Occupational Exposure Limit
Nationale MAC-List (1986); cited in: IRPTC PC database

Occupational Exposure Limit
Type of limit MAC (NL) 1 mg/m3

Occupational Exposure Limit
Belgium

Occupational Exposure Limit
Threshold Limit Values (Tolerable Limit Values) (1988)1;
cited in: IRPTC PC database

Occupational Exposure Limit
Type of limit other: TLV (BEL) 7 mg/m3

Occupational Exposure Limit
Germany

Occupational Exposure Limit
DFG (1996): MAK- und BAT-Werte-Liste, 102 (01.07.1996)

Stability and reactivity

Hazardous decomposition products
Phosgene

Thermal decomposition
Trichloroacetic acid decomposes above 200 °C forming HCl, CO and Phosgene.

Hazardous reactions
Incompatible with bases.

Materials to avoid
Metals

Disposal considerations

Disposal considerations
Dispose of in accordance with the European Directives on waste and hazardous waste. Waste codes should be assigned by the user, preferably
in discussion with the waste disposal authorities.

Uncleaned empty packaging
Dispose of as unused product.