Registration Dossier

Administrative data

First-aid measures

(i) Exposure by inhalation: Move to fresh air immediately, If experiencing difficulty breathing seek medical advice.
(ii) Exposure by skin contact: Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water. In the case of skin irritation or allergic reactions see a physician. This product is an uncured photopolymer. Skin contact with exposure to light may cause polymerization (curing) on the skin's surface. Immediate rinsing with soap and water will prevent this hazard. If curing occurs, do not attempt to pull polymer off skin, as it can result in more severe skin damage.
(iii) Exposure by eye contact: In the case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention.
(iv) Exposure by ingestion: If ingested, seek medical attention immediately and show the label.

Fire-fighting measures

The substance could burn if exposed to high temperatures releasing hazardous combution products such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
Suitable extinguishing media is water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam.
In a fire wear self-contained breathing apparatus, and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes. Do not discharge extinguishing water into the aquatic environment.

Accidental release measures

Keep unprotected persons away. Use spill trays in material transfer areas to collect any spillage.
Personal precautions: Ensure adequate ventilation, wear eye and skin protection
Environmental protection: prevent product form entering drains, soak up with inert absorbent material(e.g sand, silica gel, universal absorbent, sawdust), scoop into suitable prescribed marked containers for disposal according to local/state/federal regulations.

Handling and storage

The substance should be stored, handled and used under conditions of good industrial hygiene and in conformity with any local regulations in order to avoid exposure. Ensure adequate ventilation. Keep away from incompatible materials in accordance with section 10 of the MSDS. Protect skin from substance, use latex or nitrile rubber gloves (or equivalent), overalls, safety glasses. Keep away from open flames, heat or sparks.
Store in original containers at room temperature (<30 °C; excursions <35°C allowed) in a well ventilated area; protect from light wavelengths <400 nm. Keep containers dry and tightly closed. Protect from moisture.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

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Not applicable as the registered substance is transported by sea.
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Not applicable as the registered substance is transported by sea.
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Not applicable as the registered substance is transported by sea.
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Not applicable as the registered substance is transported by sea.
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Not yet determined.
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Proper shipping name and description:
Not yet determined.
Chemical name:
Boric acid esters
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
Not applicable as the registered substance is transported by sea.
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Proper shipping name and description:
Not applicable as the registered substance is transported by sea.
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Not applicable as the registered substance is transported by sea.
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Not applicable as the registered substance is transported by sea.
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Additional transport information

Additional information
Special provisions / remarks / other:
n case of spillage, no chemical treatment is practicable to neutralise the hazardous health property of the registered substance. Transport only in original containers labelled according to the regulations. Prevent containers from falling

Exposure controls / personal protection

There is no possibility of exporsure during transportation. However, in the case of accidental discharge, recovery is not economically or technically feasible as the registered substance is a component of a monomer mix used in contact lens manufacture, the end use requires a high purity raw material.
During use, exposure to the registered substance is minimal as it is used in a virtually closed system for the manufacture of contact lenses. At the end of the use process, BAGE is hydrolysed to its staring material; Boric acid and Glycerol. To reduce exposure from this hydrolysis products, PPE such as latex or nitrile rubber gloves (or equivalent), overalls, safety glasses are employed.

Consumers: Consumers do not come im contact with BAGE. However, the finished contact lenses will be used by consumers. Exposure to the registered substance will not be applicable as the reference substance is not consumed nor incorporated with the article.

Stability and reactivity

BAGE is stable under normal conditions of transport. However, in contact with water including humidity, BAGE will hydrolse to boric acid and glycerol. Therefore, it should be stored in an enclosed area. At room temperature (<30 °C; excursions <35°C allowed) in a well ventilated area; protect from light wavelengths <400 nm. It should not come in contact with moisture.

Disposal considerations

Transport: There is no possibility of waste generation under normal conditions of transport. However, in the case of accidental release, BAGE should would hydrolyse to Boric acid and glycerol. It is therefore, advisable on collection to incinerate all contaminated materials including packaging. 2-Methoxyhydroquinone, synonym 2,5-Dihydroxyanisol, 2-methoxy-1,4-Benzenediol, MEHQ, CAS # 824-46-4, concentration range of 50 to 150 ppm can be added to inhibit uncontrolled polymerization in the monomer mix, prior to shipping for disposal by incineration.


Use: During use within the EU, waste quantities generated is minimal as the registered substance is completedly consumed within the reaction mix during polymerisation. Any contaminated waste will be incinerated. No waste is generated by the public as the public will not come in contact with BAGE.

Consumers; BAGE is not used by the public. However, its end product is used as a health care product- contact lenses. The contact lenses used by the pulic will be disposed off with domestic waste. However, BAGE is not incorporated in to the article. After the use of BAGE it hydrlysis back in to its starting material.