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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General information:
Show this Safety Data Sheet to the medical personnel.

Inhalation:
Move affected person to fresh air at once. Place unconscious person on their side in the recovery position and ensure breathing can take place. If breathing stops, provide artificial respiration. When breathing is difficult, properly trained personnel may assist affected person by administering oxygen. Get medical attention.

Ingestion:
Rinse mouth thoroughly with water. Do not induce vomiting unless under the direction of medical personnel. Get medical attention if symptoms are severe or persist.

Skin contact:
Rinse immediately with plenty of water.

Eye contact:
Rinse immediately with plenty of water. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Continue to rinse for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention.

Protection of first aiders:
First aid personnel should wear appropriate protective equipment during any rescue.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed:
Aside from the information found under Description of first aid measures (above) and Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed (below), no additional symptoms and effects are anticipated.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed:
Notes for the doctor No specific chemical antidote is known to be required after exposure to this product. Treat symptomatically.

Fire-fighting measures

Specific hazards:
Violent steam generation or eruption may occur upon application of direct water stream to hot liquids. Vapours are heavier than air and may spread near ground and travel a considerable distance to a source of ignition and flash back. Vapours are heavier than air and may travel along the floor and accumulate in the bottom of containers.

Hazardous combustion products:
During a fire, smoke may contain the original material in addition to combustion products of varying composition which may be toxic and/or irritating. Combustion products may include and are not limited to: Carbon monoxide. Carbon dioxide.

Advice for firefighters:
Protective actions during firefighting: keep people away. Isolate fire and deny unnecessary entry. Stay upwind. Keep out of low areas where gases fumes) can accumulate. Water may not be effective in extinguishing fire. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers and fire-affected zone until fire is out and danger of re-ignition has passed. Immediately withdraw all personnel from the area in case of rising sound from venting safety device or discolouration of the container. Burning liquids may be extinguished by dilution with water. Do not use direct water stream. May spread fire. Eliminate ignition sources. Move container from fire area if possible without hazard. Burning liquids may be moved by flushing with water to protect personnel and minimize property damage. Control run-off water by containing and keeping it out of sewers and watercourses

Special protective equipment for firefighters:
Wear positive-pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and protective fire fighting clothing (includes fire fighting helmet, coat, trousers, boots, and gloves). Avoid contact with this material during fire fighting operations. If contact is likely, change to full chemical resistant fire fighting clothing with self-contained breathing apparatus. If this is not available, wear full chemical resistant clothing with self-contained breathing apparatus and fight fire from a remote location.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:
No action shall be taken without appropriate training or involving any personal risk. Avoid inhalation of vapours and contact with skin and eyes. No smoking, sparks, flames or other sources of ignition near spillage. If ventilation is inadequate, suitable respiratory protection must be worn. Keep unnecessary personnel away. Stay upwind of spillage. DO NOT touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Ventilate confined spaces before entering. For large spills, warn public of downwind explosion hazard. Check area with combustible gas detector before reentering area. Take precautionary
measures against static discharges.

Environmental precautions:
Material will float on water. Prevent from entering into soil, ditches, sewers, waterways and/or groundwater. See Section 12 of SDS, Ecological Information.

Methods for cleaning up:
Cover large spillages with alcohol-resistant foam. Collect and place in suitable waste disposal containers and seal securely.

Reference to other sections of SDS
For waste disposal, see Section 13 of SDS. For personal protection, see Section 8.of SDS.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling:
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not breathe vapour/spray. Wash skin thoroughly after handling. Use only in well-ventilated areas. Container must be kept tightly closed when not in use. Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame. Never use air pressure when transferring product. Earth container and transfer equipment to eliminate sparks from static electricity. Containers, even those that have been emptied, can contain vapours. Do not cut, drill, grind, weld, or perform similar operations on or near empty containers. Use of nonsparking or explosion-proof equipment may be necessary, depending upon the type of
operation. This product is a poor conductor of electricity and can become electrostatically charged, even in bonded or grounded equipment. If sufficient charge is accumulated, ignition of flammable mixtures can occur. Handling operations that can promote accumulation of static charges include but are not limited to mixing, filtering, pumping at high flow rates, splash filling, creating mists or sprays, tank and container filling, tank cleaning, sampling, gauging, switch loading, vacuum truck operations.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:
Store in tightly-closed, original container in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Avoid prolonged storage with exposure to air due to peroxide formation. Test every 3 months for the presence of peroxides. Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.

Specific end use(s):
The identified uses for this product are detailed in Section 1.2 of the SDS. See the technical data sheet on this product for further information.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
1149
Proper shipping name and description:
DIBUTYL ETHERS
Chemical name:
Di-n-butyl ether
Class:
3
Classification code:
3
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
3
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
1149
Proper shipping name and description:
DIBUTYL ETHERS
Chemical name:
Di-n-butyl ether
Class:
3
Classification code:
3
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
3
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
1149
Proper shipping name and description:
DIBUTYL ETHERS
Chemical name:
Di-n-butyl ether
Class:
3
Packaging group:
III
EmS code:
F-E,S-D
Labels:
3
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
1149
Proper shipping name and description:
DIBUTYL ETHERS
Chemical name:
Di-n-butyl ether
Class:
3
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
3
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Appropriate engineering controls:
Provide adequate ventilation. Use local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to maintain airborne levels below exposure limit requirements or guidelines. If there are no applicable exposure limit requirements or guidelines, general ventilation should be sufficient for most operations. Local exhaust ventilation may be necessary for some operations.

Personal protection:
Selection of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be based on the evaluation of the performance characteristics of the protective equipment relative to the task(s) being performed, conditions present, duration of use, hazards and or potential hazards that may be encountered during use.

Eye/face protection:
Personal protective equipment for eye and face protection should comply with European Standard EN166. Unless the assessment indicates a higher degree of protection is required, the following protection should be worn: Tight-fitting safety glasses.

Hand protection:
The most suitable glove should be chosen in consultation with the glove supplier/manufacturer, who can provide information about the breakthrough time of the glove material. To protect hands from chemicals, gloves should comply with European Standard EN374. It is recommended that gloves are made of the following material: Butyl rubber. Polyethylene. Laminate of polyethylene and ethylene vinyl alcohol (PE/EVOH). Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). Avoid gloves made of: Rubber (natural, latex). Polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Other skin and body protection:
Wear appropriate clothing to prevent any possibility of liquid contact and repeated or prolonged vapour contact. Hygiene measures Good personal hygiene procedures should be implemented. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Promptly remove any clothing that becomes wet or contaminated. Wash at the end of each work shift and before eating, smoking and using the toilet.

Respiratory protection Respiratory protection must be used if the airborne contamination exceeds the recommended occupational exposure limit. Respirator selection must be based on exposure levels, the hazards of the product and the safe working limits of the selected respirator. Wear a respirator fitted with the following cartridge: Organic vapour filter. No specific requirements are anticipated under normal conditions of use.

Stability and reactivity

- Reactivity: there are no known reactivity hazards associated with this product.
- Chemical stability: stable at normal ambient temperatures and when used as recommended.
- Possibility of hazardous reactions: will not polymerise.
- Conditions to avoid: avoid contact with air to prevent formation of explosive peroxides. Avoid exposure to high temperatures or direct sunlight.
- Incompatible materials: aoid contact with the following materials: Acids. Strong oxidising agents.
- Hazardous decomposition products: decomposition products depend upon temperature, air supply and the presence of other materials.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment:
Dispose of waste to licensed waste disposal site in accordance with the requirements of the local Waste Disposal Authority. The generation of waste should be minimised or avoided wherever possible. This product, when being disposed of in its unused and uncontaminated state should be treated as a hazardous waste according to EC Directive 2008/98/EC. Any disposal practices must be in compliance with all national and provincial laws and any municipal or local by-laws governing hazardous waste. For used, contaminated and residual materials additional evaluations may be required. Do not dump into any sewers, on the ground, or into any body of water