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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures

Remove contaminated clothing.

If inhaled:

Keep patient calm, remove to fresh air, seek medical attention.

On skin contact:

Wash thoroughly with soap and water.

On contact with eyes:

Wash affected eyes for at least 15 minutes under running water with eyelids held open, consult an

eye specialist.

On ingestion:

Immediately rinse mouth and then drink 200-300 ml of water, seek medical attention.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Treatment: Treat according to symptoms (decontamination, vital functions), no known specific

antidote.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media:

dry powder, carbon dioxide, foam

Unsuitable extinguishing media for safety reasons:

water

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

hydrogen chloride

The substances/groups of substances mentioned can be released in case of fire.

Advice for fire-fighters

Special protective equipment:

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and chemical-protective clothing.

Further information:

Dispose of fire debris and contaminated extinguishing water in accordance with official regulations.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Avoid inhalation. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

Environmental precautions

Do not empty into drains.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

For small amounts: Contain with absorbent material (e.g. sand, silica gel, acid binder, general

purpose binder, sawdust). Dispose of absorbed material in accordance with regulations.

For large amounts: Pump off product. Dispose of absorbed material in accordance with regulations.

For residues: Pick up with suitable absorbent material (e.g. sand, sawdust, general-purpose binder,

kieselguhr). Dispose of absorbed material in accordance with regulations.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

Ensure thorough ventilation of stores and work areas. Protect against moisture.

Protection against fire and explosion:

Prevent electrostatic charge - sources of ignition should be kept well clear - fire extinguishers should

be kept handy.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Further information on storage conditions: Containers should be stored tightly sealed in a dry place.

Keep container dry.

Storage stability:

Storage temperature: 20 °C

Storage duration: 12 Months

From the data on storage duration in this safety data sheet no agreed statement regarding the

warrantee of application properties can be deduced.

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters

Components with occupational exposure limits

57-11-4: Stearic acid

PNEC

freshwater: 0.0042 mg/l

marine water: 0.00042 mg/l

intermittent release: 0.042 mg/l

STP: 10000 mg/l

sediment (freshwater): 1.3 mg/kg

sediment (marine water): 0.13 mg/kg

soil: 0.457 mg/kg

Exposure controls

Personal protective equipment

Respiratory protection:

Wear respiratory protection if ventilation is inadequate.

Hand protection:

Chemical resistant protective gloves (EN 374)

Suitable materials also with prolonged, direct contact (Recommended: Protective index 6,

corresponding > 480 minutes of permeation time according to EN 374):

butyl rubber (butyl) - 0.7 mm coating thickness

chloroprene rubber (CR) - 0.5 mm coating thickness

fluoroelastomer (FKM) - 0.7 mm coating thickness

nitrile rubber (NBR) - 0.4 mm coating thickness

Suitable materials short-term contact and/or splashes (recommended: At least protective index 2,

corresponding > 30 minutes of permeation time according to EN 374)

natural rubber/natural latex (NR) - 0.5 mm coating thickness

Supplementary note: The specifications are based on tests, literature data and information of glove

manufacturers or are derived from similar substances by analogy. Due to many conditions (e.g.

temperature) it must be considered, that the practical usage of a chemical-protective glove in

practice may be much shorter than the permeation time determined through testing.

Manufacturer's directions for use should be observed because of great diversity of types.

Eye protection:

Safety glasses with side-shields (frame goggles) (e.g. EN 166)

General safety and hygiene measures

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wearing of closed work

clothing is required additionally to the stated personal protection equipment.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity

Corrosion to metals: No corrosive effect on metal.

Reactions with

water/air:

Reaction with: water

Flammable gases: no

Toxic gases: yes

Which toxic gases: hydrogen chloride (HCl)

Corrosive gases: yes

Which corrosive gases: hydrogen chloride (HCl)

Smoke or fog: yes

Type of smoke or fog: Hydrochloric acid

Which Peroxides:

Formation of

flammable gases:

Remarks: Forms no flammable gases in the

presence of water.

Chemical stability

The product is stable if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated.

Possibility of hazardous reactions

Reacts with alkalies. Evolution of corrosive gases/vapours. On contact with water, gaseous

decomposition products are formed, which cause build-up of pressure in tightly closed containers.

Reacts with alcohols, amines, aqueous acids and alkalies. Reacts with air, water and moisture,

under formation of hydrogen chloride. In damp air hydrochloric acid formation is possible.

Conditions to avoid

Avoid humidity. Avoid heat. Avoid prolonged storage. Disregard of the conditions mentioned may

result in undesirable decomposition reactions.

Incompatible materials

Substances to avoid:

alkaline reactive substances, alcohols, bases, amines, water

Hazardous decomposition products

Hazardous decomposition products:

hydrogen chloride

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

Incinerate in suitable incineration plant, observing local authority regulations.

Contaminated packaging:

Contaminated packaging should be emptied as far as possible; then it can be passed on for

recycling after being thoroughly cleaned.