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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General information:
Remove soiled or soaked clothing immediately.
Take affected person to fresh air.
After inhalation:
When spray fog inhaled, seek medical aid immediately and show the physician the packing or the packing label.
After contact with skin:
In case of contact with skin wash off immediately with plenty of water.
After contact with eyes:
In case of contact with eyes rinse thoroughly with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
After ingestion:
Summon a doctor immediately.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media:
foam, carbon dioxide, dry powder, water spray jet.
Cool containers by spraying with water.
Special hazards from the substance itself, its combustion products or from its vapours:
In case of fires, hazardous combustion gases are formed: Carbon monoxide (CO).
Special protective equipment for firefighting:
Use self-contained breathing apparatus.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Wear suitable personal protective equipment.
Keep away sources of ignition.
Environmental precautions:
Do not allow to enter drains or waterways.
Methods for cleaning up/taking up:
Pick up with absorbent material (eg. sand, kieselgur, acid binder, universal binder, sawdust).
Place for disposal in tightly closed containers.

Handling and storage

Advice on safe handling:
Local exhaust ventilation.
Take precautionary measures against electrostatic loading.
Advice on protection against fire and explosion:
Take precautionary measures against electrostatic charges - earthing necessary during loading operations.
Keep away from sources of ignition - refrain from smoking.
The heavy vapours can overcome a considerable distance upto the source of ignition.
Further information on storage conditions:
Do not leave vessels/containers open.
Prevent entry of air/oxygen (peroxide formation).

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 3271
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Class:
3
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
Proper shipping name: Ethers, n.o.s.
Remarks:
Primary risk: 3
Hazard no. : 30
Remarks: Shipment permitted
Hazard inducer(s): DIETHYLENE GLYCOL DIMETHYL ETHER

Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 3271
Proper shipping name and description:
Ethers, n.o.s.
Class:
3
Packaging group:
III
Remarks
Primary risk: 3
Remarks: Shipment permitted

Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN 3271
Proper shipping name and description:
Ethers, n.o.s.
Class:
3
Packaging group:
III
EmS code:
F-E S-D
Remarks
Primary risk: 3
Remarks: Shipment permitted

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN 3271
Proper shipping name and description:
Ethers, n.o.s.
Chemical name:
1,2-Dimethoxyethane
Class:
3
Packaging group:
III
Remarks
Primary risk: 3
Remarks: Shipment permitted
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Occupational exposure controls:
General protective measures:
Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.
On no account inhale vapours.
Avoid contact with eyes and skin.
Hygiene measures:
Avoid contact of the substance.
Remove soiled or soaked clothing immediately.
After worktime and during work intervals the affected skin areas must be thoroughly cleaned.
Respiratory protection:
Use respiratory protection in case of insufficient exhaust ventilation or prolonged exposure.
Full mask to standard DIN EN 136.
Filter A (organic gases and vapours) to standard DIN EN 141.
The use of filter apparatus presupposes that the environment atmosphere contains at least 17% oxygen by volume, and does not exceed the maximum gas concentration, usually 0.5% by volume. Relevant guidelines to be considered include EN 136/141/143/371/372 as well as other national regulations.
Hand protection:
For long-term exposure:
Butyl rubber gloves.
Minimum breakthrough time / gloves : 480 min
Minimum thickness / gloves 0,7 mm
For short-term exposure (splash protection):
Fluorinated rubber gloves
Minimum breakthrough time / gloves : 10 min
Minimum thickness / gloves 0,7 mm
These types of protective gloves are offered by various manufacturers. Please note the manufacturers´ detailed statements, especially about the minimum thickness and the minimum breakthrough time. Consider also the particular working conditions under which the gloves are being used.
Eye protection : safety glasses
Body protection : protective clothing

Stability and reactivity

Thermal decomposition : > 300 °C
Can be distilled without decomposing, however, beware of possible peroxide content.
Hazardous reactions:
No hazardous reactions when stored and handled according to prescribed instructions.

Disposal considerations

Product:
Disposal in an incineration plant in accordance with the regulations of the local authorities.