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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

AFTER INHALATION - If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.

AFTER SKIN CONTACT - In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.

AFTER EYE CONTACT - In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

AFTER INGESTION - If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.

Fire-fighting measures

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA - Suitable: Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam.

SPECIAL RISKS - Specific Hazard(s): Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

SPECIAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR FIREFIGHTERS - Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

Accidental release measures


PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S) - Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves.

METHODS FOR CLEANING UP - Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.

Handling and storage

HANDLING - Directions for Safe Handling: Do not breathe dust. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure.

STORAGE - Conditions of Storage: Keep tightly closed.


Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

ENGINEERING CONTROLS - Safety shower and eye bath. Mechanical exhaust required.

GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES - Wash thoroughly after handling.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT - Respiratory Protection: Government approved respirator. Hand Protection: Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles.

Stability and reactivity

STABILITY - Stable: Stable. Conditions of Instability: May discolor on exposure to light.  Materials to Avoid: Strong oxidizing agents, Strong acids.

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS - Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION - Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur

Disposal considerations

SUBSTANCE DISPOSAL - Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material. Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber. Observe all federal, state, and local environmental regulations.