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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General information:                 Remove soiled or soaked clothing immediately.    

Take for medical treatment:

        After contact with skin:    Brush off Phosphorus pentoxide from the skin and there after wash with plenty of cold 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. Do not induce vomiting. When swallowed, allow water to be drunk.

                                                    Drink Aluminium oxide suspension.

Advice to doctor:

        Symptoms:                         Coughing;  Shortness of breath

        Hazards:                             Risk of pulmonary oedema

        Treatment:                         In case of lung irritation, treat first with Auxiloson i.e. Pulmicort - Dosing aerosol (Auxiloson

                                                    and Pulmicort are registered Trade Marks).

                 

Fire-fighting measures

Special protective equipment

for firefighting:                         Wear respiratory protection when fighting fires

Accidental release measures

Methods for cleaning up/taking up:                   Pick up mechanically. Rinse away rest with water.

                                                                               Dispose of contaminated

Handling and storage

Advice on protection against fire and explosion:                   No special measures necessary

Further information on storage conditions:                            Keep container tightly closed

                                                                                                     Protect from atmospheric moisture and water

Storage stability:                                                                          In the original, unopened packages protected from moisture, product can be stored for at

                                                                                                     least 12 months

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 1807
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Phosphorus pentoxide
Chemical name:
Diphosphorus pentaoxide
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English
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 1807
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN 1807
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Phosphorus pentoxide
Chemical name:
Diphosphorus pentaoxide
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN 1807
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Phosphorus pentoxide
Chemical name:
Diphosphorus pentaoxide
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Exposure controls / personal protection

General protective measures:            Avoid contact with eyes and skin

                                                             Do not inhale dust

Hygiene measures:                              Clean skin thoroughly after work; apply skin cream.

Respiratory protection :                      Dust mask

Hand protection :                                              

Nitrile rubber gloves:

   Minimum breakthrough time / gloves :          > 120 min

   Minimum thickness / gloves:                           0,35 mm

Butyl rubber gloves

  Minimum breakthrough time / gloves :          > 120 min

  Minimum thickness / gloves:                            0,5 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 :                              acid-proof protective clothing

Stability and reactivity

Thermal decomposition :                    No decomposition if used as prescribed.

Hazardous reactions;

                                  Exothermic reaction:

                                                                        Violent reaction with water at high temperatures.

                                                                        Reactions with numerous chemical compounds, especially those with mobile hydrogen atoms.

                                                                        Reactions with damp air.

                                                                        Violent reactions with -NHx, -OH and -SH groups.

                                                                        Strong dehydrating effect (desiccating).

Disposal considerations

Product:                                        In accordance with regulations for special waste, must be taken, after pretreatment, to an authorised

                                                     special waste disposal site

                                                     Consult manufacturer

Uncleaned packaging:                Uncontaminated packaging may be taken for recycling