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First-aid measures

General advice
If feeling unwell seek medical advice.
See that there is fresh air.
In case of discomfort: Supply with medical care.
Skin contact
Remove contaminated or saturated clothing.
Upon skin contact, wash with plenty of water and soap.
If symptoms persist, call a physician.
Eye contact
Open the eyes and rinse thoroughly with plenty of water.
In case of discomfort: Consult an ophthalmologist.
Rinse out mouth.
Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water.
Do not induce vomiting.
If necessary, administer activated charcoal (10-20g) and sodium sulfate (20g).

Fire-fighting measures

Flash point
83 °C , 181 °F
Autoignition temperature
ca. 450 °C
OSHA Flammability Classification
Combustible Liquid
Suitable extinguishing media
water spray, quenching powder, foam, carbon dioxide (CO2)
Specific hazards during fire fighting
In the case of fire, the following hazardous smoke fumes may be produced: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Special protective equipment for fire-fighters
As in any fire, wear self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus, (MSHA/NIOSH approved or equivalent) and full protective gear.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions
Wear suitable protective clothing.
Ensure sufficient ventilation.
Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Environmental precautions
Product or extinguishing water with product must not be allowed to enter soil, sewers or natural bodies of water.
Dike or contain spill.
Shut off source of leak if safe to do so.
Obey relevant local, state, provincial and federal laws and regulations. Do not contaminate any lakes, streams, rivers, groundwater or soil.
Methods for cleaning up
Absorb with liquid-binding material, e. g.: diatomaceous earth sand universal binder.
Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

Handling and storage

Safe handling advice
Provide sufficient ventilation and exhaust at the workplace.
Wash contact areas after handling.
Avoid breathing vapors/dust/mist.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices.
Requirements for storage areas and containers
Keep tightly closed.
Max. storage temperature: 30'C.
Store in the original receptacle, keeping this tightly sealed, under cool and dry conditions.
Suitable materials polyethylene
Residual vapors might explode on ignition; do not apply heat, cut, drill, grind or weld on or near this container.
Advice on common storage
Keep away from, and do not store with, lyes and acids
Storage stability
< 30 °C

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Chemical name:
Formic Acid
Special provisions / remarks
Special provisions:
Orange warning plate: 80/3412
Tunnel Restriction Code (ADR): (E)
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Chemical name:
Formic Acid
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Chemical name:
Formic Acid
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures
Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection
Do not inhale gases, vapours, aerosols or dust - use respiratory protection equipment.
Suitable filters: combination filter A-B-E-K-P
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 or applicable federal/provincial requirements must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant respirator use. NIOSH's "Respirator Decision Logic" may be useful in determining the suitability of various types of respirators.
Hand protection
Wear protective gloves made of the following materials:.
Glove material butyl-rubber, Recommendation: Butoject 898, Kächele-Cama Latex GmbH (KCL), Germany
Material thickness 0.7 mm
Break through time > 480 min
Method DIN EN 374
The above mentioned hand protection is based on knowledge of the chemistry and anticipated uses of this product but it may not be appropriate for all workplaces. A hazard assessment should be conducted prior to use to ensure suitability of gloves for specific work environments and processes prior to use.
Eye protection
tightly fitting safety goggles
Skin and body protection
protective suit
If intensive contact with the hazardous material cannot be avoided with certainty, use (depending on the hazard involved)dditional facial protection, apron, boots, rubber gloves or chemical protection suit.
A safety shower and eye wash fountain should be readily available.
To identify additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements, it is recommended that a hazard assessment in accordance with the OSHA PPE Standard (29CFR1910.132) be conducted before using this product.
Hygiene measures
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.
Wash contact areas after handling.
Do not inhale vapours / aerosols.
Take off clothing and shoes contaminated with product. Clean before reuse.
Implement skin protection measures according to skin protection schedule
Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoid
Avoid temperatures above 60 °C
Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
Materials to avoid
strong acids and strong bases
Hazardous decomposition products
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, low molecular weight hydrocarbons
Hazardous reactions
Reacts with acids, thereby forming toxic, flammable gases.
When moist silicon is added to a metal melt, the adhering water decomposes, forming highly flammable hydrogen.

Disposal considerations

Advice on disposal
Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. Incineration is the preferred method. Empty containers must be handled with care due to product residue. DO NOT HEAT OR CUT THE EMPTY CONTAINER WITH ELECTRIC OR GAS TORCH.