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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

1. Description of necessary first-aid measures

1.1. If inhaled

-       Move to fresh air.

-       Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed.

-       If symptoms persist, call a physician.

1.2. In case of eye contact

-       Immediate medical attention is required.

-       Calcium gluconate solution.

1.3. In case of skin contact

-       Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

-       Wash off with plenty of water.

-       First treatment with calcium gluconate paste.

-       If symptoms persist, call a physician.

1.4. If swallowed

-       Immediate medical attention is required.

-       Take victim immediately to hospital.

-       Rinse mouth with water.

-       Give to drink a 1% aqueous calcium gluconate solution.

-       Do NOT induce vomiting.

-       Artificial respiration and/or oxygen may be necessary.

2. Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

2.1. Inhalation

-       Irritating to mucous membranes

-       Symptoms: Cough, sore throat, Nose bleeding

-       In case of higher concentrations: chemical pneumonitis

-       Repeated or prolonged exposure: chronic bronchitis

2.2. Skin contact

-       slight irritation

2.3. Eye contact

-       slight irritation

2.4. Ingestion

-       risk of hypocalcemia with nervous problems (tetany) and cardiac arrhythmia

-       Liver injury may occur.

-       Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

Fire-fighting measures

1. Extinguishing media

1.1. Suitable extinguishing media

-       Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.

1.2. Unsuitable extinguishing media

-       None.

2. Specific hazards arising from the chemical

-       Not combustible.

-       Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions.

3. Special protective actions for fire-fighters

-       Exposure to decomposition products may be a hazard to health.

-       In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

-       Use personal protective equipment.

-       Wear chemical resistant oversuit

-       Cool containers / tanks with water spray.

Accidental release measures

1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

1.1. Advice for non-emergency personnel

-       Avoid dust formation.

1.2. Advice for emergency responders

-       Sweep up to prevent slipping hazard.

2. Environmental precautions

-       Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.

-       If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

3. Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

-       Sweep up and shovel into suitable containers for disposal.

-       Keep in properly labelled containers.

-       Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

4. Reference to other sections

see handling and storage and exposure controls/personal protection

-       Refer to protective measures listed in sections 7 and 8.

Handling and storage

1. Precautions for safe handling

-       Use only in well-ventilated areas.

-       Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.

-       Keep away from Incompatible products.

2. Conditions for storage, including incompatibilities

2.1. Storage

-       Store in original container.

-       Keep in a dry place.

-       Keep in properly labelled containers.

-       Keep container closed.

-       Keep away from Incompatible products.

2.2. Packaging material

2.2.1. Suitable material

-       Paper

2.2.2. Unsuitable material

-       no data available

3. Specific use(s)

-       For further information, please contact: Supplier

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 3077
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9-miscellaneous substances
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 3077
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9-miscellaneous substances
Special provisions / remarks
environmentally hazardous

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN 3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, N.O.S. (trisodium hexafluoroaluminate)
Chemical name:
trisodium hexafluoroaluminate
9- Miscellaneous substances
Marine pollutant
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN 3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, N.O.S. (trisodium hexafluoroaluminate)
Chemical name:
trisodium hexafluoroaluminate
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Exposure controls / personal protection

1. Control parameters

1.1. Exposure Limit Values

Trisodium hexafluoroaluminate

-       UK. EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs)  2007

time weighted average  = 2 mg/m3

-       UK. EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs)  2007

time weighted average  = 2.5 mg/m3

Remarks: as F

-       US. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values  01 2010

time weighted average  = 2.5 mg/m3

Remarks: as F

-       EU. Indicative Exposure and Directives relating to the protection of risks related to work exposure to chemical, physical, and biological agents.  12 2009

time weighted average  = 2.5 mg/m3

Remarks: Indicative

-       SAEL (Solvay Acceptable Exposure Limit)  2008

TWA  = 0.2 mg/m3

1.2. Other information on limit values

1.2.1. Predicted No Effect Concentration

-       Marine water, 0.00048 mg/l

-       Fresh water, 0.0048 mg/l

-       Sewage treatment plants, 8.7 mg/l

-       Fresh water sediment, 30.5 mg/kg

-       Marine sediment, 3.05 mg/kg

-       Soil, 6.02 mg/kg

1.2.2. Derived No Effect Level / Derived minimal effect level

-       Workers, Inhalation, Acute effects, 99.8 mg/m3

-       Workers, Skin contact, Chronic effects, 1020mg/kg, Systemic toxicity

-       Workers, Inhalation, Chronic effects, Local effects, 0.1 mg/m3

2. Exposure controls

2.1. Appropriate engineering controls

-       Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.

-       Apply technical measures to comply with the occupational exposure limits.

2.2. Individual protection measures

2.2.1. Respiratory protection

-       Self-contained breathing apparatus (EN 133)

-       Respirator with a dust filter

-       Recommended Filter type: P3

2.2.2. Hand protection

-       Impervious gloves

-       Suitable material: Neoprene, Fluoroelastomer

2.2.3. Eye protection

-       Dust proof goggles obligatory.

2.2.4. Skin and body protection

-       Long sleeved clothing

2.2.5. Hygiene measures

-       Use only in an area equipped with a safety shower.

-       When using do not eat, drink or smoke.

-       Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

2.3. Environmental exposure controls

-       Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

Stability and reactivity

1. Reactivity

-       No decomposition if used as directed.

2. Chemical stability

-       Stable under recommended storage conditions.

3. Possibility of hazardous reactions

-       Decomposes by reaction with strong acids.

-       Decomposes on heating.

4. Conditions to avoid

-       none

5. Materials to avoid

-       Strong acids and strong bases

6. Hazardous decomposition products

-       Hydrogen fluoride

Disposal considerations

.1. Waste disposal methods

-       Where possible recycling is preferred to disposal or incineration.

-       In accordance with local and national regulations.

.2. Contaminated packaging

-       Dispose of as unused product.