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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General information:
In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advice (show label or SDS where possible). Effects on the skin may cause degreasing and skin irritations.
After inhalation:
Move to fresh air, keep the victim laying down and restful. If breathing has stopped, give artificial respiration.
After contact with the skin:
Wash with plenty of water or water and soap. Remove contaminated or soaked clothing. Seek medical advice in case of continuous irritation.
After contact with the eyes:
Rinse immediately with plenty of water. Follow up check by oculist.
After swallowing:
Do not induce vomiting. Danger of aspiration. Seek medical advice and clearly identify substance.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media:
water spray, extinguishing powder, foam, carbon dioxide .
Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons: water jet.
Special exposure hazards arising from the substance or preparation itself, combustion products, resulting gases:
At low oxygen level: acetic acid.
Special protective equipment for fire fighting:
Use respiratory protection independent of recirculated air.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:
Wear personal protection equipment. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Avoid inhaling mists and vapours.
Environmental precautions
Prevent material from entering sewers or surface waters. Contain any fluid that runs out using suitable material (e.g. earth). Dispose of in prescribed marked containers. Observe local/state/federal regulations.
Methods for cleaning up
Absorb with a liquid binding material such as diatomaceous earth and dispose of according to local/state/federal regulations. Contain larger amounts and pump up into suitable containers.
Further information:
Eliminate all sources of ignition.

Handling and storage

Handling
Precautions for safe handling:
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Precautions against fire and explosion:
Cool endangered containers with water. Flammable vapors may accumulate and form explosive mixtures with air in containers, process vessels, including partial, empty and uncleaned containers and vessels, or other enclosed spaces. Take precautionary measures against electrostatic charging. Keep away from sources of ignition and do not smoke.
Temperature class: T1

Storage
Conditions for storage rooms and vessels:
none known
Advice for storage of incompatible materials:
Do not store together with fire-promoting and spontaneously inflammable substances or with highly inflammable solids.
Further information for storage:
Keep container tightly closed and store in a cool, well ventilated place.
Minimum temperature allowed during storage and transportation:
Do not allow this material to freeze.
Maximum temperature allowed during storage and transportation: 100 °C
Temperature limit based on safety considerations.
3A: Flammable liquids.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 1231
Proper shipping name and description:
Methylacetat
Chemical name:
Acetic acid methyl ester
Language:
German
Class:
Hazard class 3
Classification code:
F1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
entzündbare Flüssigkeit/3
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
ADNR: Container and Tanker
Proper shipping name and description:
Methyl acetate
Chemical name:
Acetic acid methyl ester
Language:
German
Class:
Hazard class 3
Classification code:
F1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
entzündbare Flüssigkeit/3
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
1231
Proper shipping name and description:
Methyl acetate
Class:
Hazard class 3
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-E, S-D
Labels:
flammable liquid /3
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
1231
Proper shipping name and description:
Flammable liquid, n.o.s
Chemical name:
Methyl acetate
Class:
Hazard class 3
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
flammable liquid/3
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Exposure controls / personal protection

EC Exposure Limit Values
Components EU TWA
Methanol 260 mg/m3 200 ppm

Methanol
Skin Designation Can be absorbed through the skin.

National occupational exposure limits (Germany)
Components AGW STEL Factor
Methyl acetate 610 mg/m³ 200 ppm
Methanol 270 mg/m³ 200 ppm
Acetaldehyde 91 mg/m³ 50 ppm 1

Methanol
Skin designation Components of the product may be absorbed into the body through the skin

Components Carcinogenic Mutagenic Embryonic Toxin Toxic to reproduction
Acetaldehyde 3

ACGIH Exposure Limits
Components TWA
Methyl acetate 200 ppm
Methanol 200 ppm

Components STEL
Methyl acetate 250 ppm
Methanol 250 ppm

Components Ceiling Limit Value:
Acetaldehyde 25 ppm

Components 1990 NIOSH IDLH 1994 NIOSH IDLH
Methyl acetate 10,000 PPM 3100 ppm
Methanol 25,000 PPM 6000 ppm
Acetaldehyde 10,000 ppm 2000 ppm

Engineering measures
General or dilution ventilation is frequently insufficient as the sole means of controlling employee exposure. Local ventilation is usually preferred. Explosion-proof equipment (for example fans, switches, and grounded ducts) should be used in mechanical ventilation systems.

Personal protective equipment
General advice
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not breathe vapours or spray mist. Use only in an area equipped with a safety shower. Hold eye wash fountain available.

Hygiene measures
When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. Take off all contaminated clothing immediately. Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.

Eye protection
tightly fitting safety goggles. In addition to goggles, wear a face shield if there is a reasonable chance for splash to the face. Equipment should conform to EN 166.

Skin protection
impervious clothing

Hand protection
Protective gloves made of butyl rubber. Gloves suitable for up to 60 minutes use.

Exposure to the environment limited and controlled:
Prevent material from entering surface waters and soil.

Stability and reactivity

General information:
Flammable vapors may accumulate and form explosive mixtures with air in containers, process vessels, including partial, empty and uncleaned containers and vessels, or other enclosed spaces.
Conditions to avoid:
Static charge/discharge, formation of vapours/aerosoles, sources of ignition.
Materials to avoid:
oxidizing agents . Reacts with: alkalis . Reaction causes the formation of: methanol and heat .
Hazardous decomposition products:
If stored and handled in accordance with standard industrial practices and local regulations where applicable: none known .
Further information:
In use, may form flammable/explosive vapour-air mixture.

Disposal considerations

Material:
Dispose of according to regulations by incineration in a special waste incinerator. Small quantities may be disposed of by incineration in an approved facility. Observe local/state/federal regulations.
Uncleaned packaging:
Completely discharge containers (no tear drops, no powder rest, scraped carefully). Containers may be recycled or re-used. Observe local/state/federal regulations.
Waste Disposal Legislation Ref.No.(EC):
It is not possible to determine a waste code for this product in accordance with the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) since it is only possible to classify it according to how it is used by the customer. The waste code is to be determined within the EU in liaison with the waste-disposal operator.