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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

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media:
dry powder, carbon dioxide, foam
Unsuitable extinguishing media for safety reasons:
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
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

Corrosion to metals: No corrosive effect on metal.
Reactions with
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.

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