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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Symptoms and effects
The product is expected to be corrosive to eyes, skin and irritating to upper respiratory tract. May be harmfull by inhalation of aerosols.
First aid
In all cases of doubt, or when symptoms persist, seek medical attention.
Inhalation
Provide fresh air, rest, half upright position. Seek medical advice after significant exposure.
Skin
Remove immediately all contaminated clothing. Wash off with soap and water. Seek medical advice if
irritation develops. Launder contaminated clothes with plenty of water before reuse. Destroy
contaminated shoes if made of leather.
Eye
Rinse immediately and as long as possible with plenty of water (at least 15 minutes). Eyelids should be
held away from the eyeball to ensure thorough rinsing. DO NOT remove contact lenses.
Ingestion
Only when conscious, rinse mouth, give plenty of water to drink. DO NOT induce vomiting. Seek medical
advice.
Advice to physician
No specific antidote known. Symptomatic treatment is advised. If burn is present treat as any thermal burn after
decontamination. If necessary evacuation of the stomach contents should be undertaken by means carrying
the least likelihood of aspiration (e.g. gastric lavage in combination with endotracheal intubation).

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
water, spray, foam, sand, Carbon dioxide, dry powder.
Unsuitable extinguishing media
halones.
Hazardous decomposition / combustion products
Nitrous gases may be produced.
Protective equipment
Wear self contained breathing apparatus. Wear a standard aluminised firefighting suit.
Other information
Cool closed containers with water. Do not direct a solid stream of water or foam into the burning material; this
may cause spattering and spread the fire. Water used to extinguish a fire should not be allowed to enter the
drainage system or water courses.
Fire and explosion hazard
Toxic fumes.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:
Avoid contact during pregnancy/while nursing. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and
understood. For personal protection see also Section EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION.

Environmental precautions
Avoid release to the environment. Treat using the best available techniques before discharge into drains or the
aquatic environment.

Methods for cleaning up
Collect spillage. Absorb with sand, sweep up and put into a container for disposal. Flush remainder with water.

Handling and storage

Handling
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Persons with a history of sensitization of the skin or the
respiratory tract should not be employed in any process in which this product is used. Transfer and handle
product only in closed system. When using do not eat, drink or smoke. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Use
only in well-ventilated areas.
When workers are facing concentrations above 1 ppm v/v they must use appropriate certified respirators.
Wash hands and contaminated skin thoroughly after handling.
Fire and explosion prevention
Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
Storage requirements
Store in a dry well ventilated place away from sources of heat and direct sunlight. Store in closed containers
preferably under nitrogen. Avoid contact with atmospheric moisture.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
2320
Proper shipping name and description:
TETRAETHYLENEPENTAMINE
Chemical name:
Tetraethylenepentamine
Language:
English
Class:
8
Classification code:
C7
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
8, N
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
2320
Proper shipping name and description:
TETRAETHYLENEPENTAMINE
Chemical name:
Tetraethylenepentamine
Language:
English
Class:
8
Classification code:
C7
Packaging group:
2320
Labels:
8 + N
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
2320
Proper shipping name and description:
Tetraethylenepentamine
Chemical name:
Tetraethylenepentamine
Class:
8
Packaging group:
III
EmS code:
F-A, S-B
Labels:
8 + p
Marine pollutant
Remarksopen allclose all

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
2320
Proper shipping name and description:
Tetraethylenepentamine
Chemical name:
Tetraethylenepentamine
Class:
8
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
8
Remarksopen allclose all
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering controls
Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Use only in closed system. Do not use copper, nickel
and cobalt containing alloys in process equipment. Ensure good ventilation and local exhaustion of the working
area.
Personal protection
Respiratory
When workers are facing concentrations above 1 ppm v/v they must use appropriate certified
respirators. Use self-contained or supplied-air respiratory equipment with filter K. When aerosols are
present the combined cartridge K/P should be used.
Hand
Protective neoprene gloves.
Eye
Wear tightly fitting safety goggles.
Skin and body
Protective neoprene boots and protective clothing.
Other information
Launder contaminated clothes with plenty of water before reuse.
Contaminated leather items (shoes, belts, watch bands etc.) should be removed and destroyed.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoid
Formation of an aerosol.
Stability
Stable under recommended storage and handling conditions (see section 7).
Incompatibles
acids, chlorinated hydrocarbons, oxidising agents, copper and copper alloys, nickel, cobalt.
Hazardous decomposition products
Nitrous gases may be produced.

Disposal considerations

Incineration is recommended.
Contaminated packaging
Containers which cannot be cleaned should be disposed of in the same manner as the substance.
Other information
For further advice contact manufacturer.