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First-aid measures

General advice :
Move out of dangerous area.
Consult a physician.
Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
Treat symptomatically.
Get medical attention if symptoms occur.

In case of eye contact :
Small amounts splashed into eyes can cause irreversible tissue damage and blindness.
In the case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
Continue rinsing eyes during transport to hospital.
Remove contact lenses.
Keep eye wide open while rinsing.
If eye irritation persists, consult a specialist.

In case of skin contact :
Immediate medical treatment is necessary as untreated wounds from corrosion of the skin heal slowly and with difficulty.
Take victim immediately to hospital.
If on skin, rinse well with water.
If on clothes, remove clothes.

If inhaled :
If inhaled, remove to fresh air.
Get medical attention if symptoms occur.

If swallowed :
Keep respiratory tract clear.
Do NOT induce vomiting.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If symptoms persist, call a physician.
Take victim immediately to hospital.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media :
Carbon dioxide (CO2)

Unsuitable extinguishing media :
High volume water jet

Specific hazards during firefighting :
Do not allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.

Hazardous combustion products :
No hazardous combustion products are known

Specific extinguishing methods :
Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains.Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.For safety reasons in case of fire, cans should be stored separately in closed containments.Use a water spray to cool fully closed containers.

Special protective equipment for firefighters :
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures :
Use personal protective equipment.

Environmental precautions :
Prevent product from entering drains.
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up :
Neutralise with acid.
Contain spillage, and then collect with non-combustible absorbent material, (e.g. sand, earth, diatomaceous earth, vermiculite) and place in container for disposal according to local / national regulations.
Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

Handling and storage

Advice on protection against fire and explosion :
Do not spray on a naked flame or any incandescent material.
Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.

Advice on safe handling :
Avoid formation of aerosol.
Do not breathe vapours/dust.
Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Smoking, eating and drinking should be prohibited in the application area.
Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.
To avoid spills during handling keep bottle on a metal tray.
Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.
Persons susceptible to skin sensitisation problems or asthma, allergies, chronic or recurrent respiratory disease should not be employed in any process in which this mixture is being used.

Conditions for safe storage :
No smoking.
Keep in a well-ventilated place.
Observe label precautions.
Keep in properly labelled containers.

Materials to avoid :
Keep away from oxidizing agents.
Keep away from strong acids.

Further information on storage stability :
Stable under normal conditions.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 3267
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN 3267
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Corrosive liquid, basic, organic, n.o.s.
Chemical name:
TRIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)METHYLAMMONIUM HYDROXIDE
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN 3267
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE LIQUID, BASIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
TRIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)METHYLAMMONIUM HYDROXIDE
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Disposal considerations