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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General information: Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
· After inhalation:
Supply fresh air.
Seek medical treatment in case of complaints.

· After skin contact:
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
If skin irritation continues, consult a doctor.

· After eye contact:
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Protect unharmed eye. Call a doctor immediately.

· After swallowing:
If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious).
Drink plenty of water and provide fresh air. Call for a doctor immediately.

Fire-fighting measures

- Information on extinguishing media:
The product is not flammable. Use fire extinguishing methods suitable to surrounding conditions.

- Special hazards arising from the substance
In case of fire, the nitrogen oxides (NOx) can be released.

- Protective equipment for firefighters
Wear fully protective equipment
Wear self-contained respiratory protective device.

- Additional information:
Dispose of fire debris and contaminated fire fighting water in accordance with official regulations.

Accidental release measures

- Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Avoid formation of dust.

- Environmental precautions:
Damp down dust with water spray.
Do not allow to enter sewers/ surface or ground water.

- Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:
Pick up mechanically.
Avoid formation of dust.
Send for recovery or disposal in suitable receptacles.
Use neutralizing agent.
Neutralize residues on floor with solid sodium carbonate.

Handling and storage

- Precautions for safe handling
Wear protective clothing.
Prevent formation of dust.
Provide suction extractors if dust is formed.

- Information about fire - and explosion protection:
Keep ignition sources away - Do not smoke.
Keep away from combustible material.

- Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed receptacles.
Store away from flammable substances.
Do not store together with alkalis (caustic solutions).

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Yttrium trinitrate)
Language:
English
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Yttrium trinitrate)
Language:
English
Labels:
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN 3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Yttrium trinitrate), MARINE POLLUTANT
Labels:
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN 3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Yttrium trinitrate)
Labels:
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Exposure controls / personal protection

- General protective and hygienic measures:
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Immediately remove all soiled and contaminated clothing
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.

- Personal protective equipment:
· Respiratory protection: Not necessary if room is well-ventilated.
· Recommended filter device for short term use: Filter P2; Filter FFP2

· Protection of hands:
Protective gloves
· Material of gloves
Butyl rubber, BR
Nitrile rubber, NBR
· Penetration time of glove material
Value for the permeation: Level ≥ 120 min. (EN 374)
The exact break through time has to be found out by the manufacturer of the protective gloves and has to be
observed.

· Eye protection:
Tightly sealed safety glasses

· Body protection: Protective work clothing

Stability and reactivity

- Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
No decomposition if used and stored according to specifications.

- Possibility of hazardous reactions
Reacts with alkali (lyes). Forms heat.

- Hazardous decomposition products: Nitrogen oxides (NOx) in case of fire

Disposal considerations

- Recommendation:
Hand over to hazardous waste disposer.
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.

· Recommendation for uncleaned packaging:
Empty contaminated packagings thoroughly. They may be recycled after thorough and proper cleaning.
Packagings that may not be cleansed are to be disposed of in the same manner as the product.