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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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Administrative data

First-aid measures

General advice:

Remove contaminated, soaked clothing immediately and dispose of safely. Take affected person to fresh air.Adhere to personal protective measures
when giving first aid.Keep warm, calm and covered up. By continuous complaints consult a physician.Alcohol increases the toxic effects.

If inhaled

Remove the casualty into fresh air and keep him calm. Get medical attention

In case of skin contact

Thaw frosted parts with lukewarm water. Do not rub affected area. Get immediate medical advice/attention.

In case of eye contact

In case of contact with eyes rinse thoroughly with plenty of water and seek
medical advice. In case of irritation consult an occulist.

If swallowed

Summon a doctor immediately. Provide for body rest, protect against loss of
heat.If individual is drowsy or unconscious place in recovery position (on left
side, with head down).

Notes to physician

Hazards: Danger of reduced reaction capability (sedativum). Risk of deterioration due to consumption of alcohol.
Symptoms: Headache, Daze, Frostbite, Unconsciousness, Cough, Intoxication, CNS depression. When inhaled or swallowed depending on the time and amount, it can give rise to the following symptoms: Headaches, Giddiness, Tiredness, Nausea, Vomit, Heart beat distrubance, Intoxication, Unconciousness, Breathing stop, Death.
Treatment: If ingested, irrigate the stomach using activated charcoal in addition. Treat frost-bitten areas as needed. Do not give drugs from adrenaline-ephedrine group.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media: Dry powder, carbon dioxide

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Special exposure hazards arising from the substance or preparation: In case of fires, hazardous combustion gases are formed: Hydrogen chloride (HCl). May form explosive mixtures in air.

Special protective equipment for firefighting

Wear full protective suit.Use self-contained breathing apparatus.

Additional information on firefighting

Cool endangered containers with

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Personal precautions: Keep away sources of ignition. Use personal protective clothing. Ensure adequate ventilation. Keep people away and stay on the upwind side.

Environmental precautions

Environmental precautions: Do not allow to enter drains or waterways. Do not discharge into the subsoil/soil.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

Advice on safe handling: Perform filling operations only at stations with exhaust ventilation facilities. Keep container tightly closed. Handle and open container with care. Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Keep away from sources of ignition. Use explosion-proof equipment/fittings and non-sparking tools.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Storage space and container requirements: Store product in closed containers. Use stainless steel containers. Use glass containers. Suitable material for sealings: fluororubber, polytetrafluoroethylene, polyfluotthenpropene, graphite.

Unsuitable materials for containers: zinc, Aluminium. Do not store or transport in containers made of light metals or alloys.

Hints on storage assembly: Do not store with strong oxidizing agents. Do not store with combustible materials.

Storage specifications: Keep container tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place, open and handle carefully.

TRGS 510: 2A: Gases (except aerosol dispensers and lighters)

Temperature class: T1

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
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Special provisions / remarks
Risk No. 23, Tunnel restriction code (B/D)

Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Ethyl chloride
EmS code:
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Ethyl chloride
Special provisions / remarks
ICAO / IATA cargo aircraft only
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Respiratory protection: If workplace limits are exceeded, a respirations protection approved for this particular job must be worn. Self-contained breathing apparatus. Short term: filter apparatus, filter AX
Hand protection: insulated gloves
Suitable material: Butyl caoutchouc (butyl rubber)
Material thickness >= 0,5 mm
Break through time > 10 min
Evaluation: Suitable
Note: Dichloromethane
Eye protection: Safety glasses with side protection shield
Skin and body protection: protective overall, rubber
General protective and hygiene measures: Do not inhale gases/vapours/aerosols. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Remove
soiled or soaked clothing immediately.

Stability and reactivity


Thermal decomposition >400°C

Chemical stability

Chemical stability: The product is chemically stable.


Possibility of hazardous reactions

Hazardous reactions: Explosive reaction with: Alkali metals, Aluminium, zinc.

Conditions to avoid

Conditions to avoid: temperatures above 200 °C. Formation of explosive gas/air mixtures. Keep away from heat sources, sparks and open flames.

Incompatible materials

Materials to avoid: Alkali metals, Magnesium, Zinc, Aluminium, Oxidizing agents.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

Disposal considerations: In accordance with regulations for special waste, must be taken, after pretreatment, to an authorised special waste incineration plant.

Waste Code: The waste code has to be identified in agreement with the disposal company or the competent authority.