Registration Dossier

Administrative data

First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: Not given
Emergency measure - Eyes: Rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical
attention.
Emergency measure - Skin: Rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical
attention.
Emergency measure - Ingestion: Not given

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Recommended extinguishing agents: Carbon dioxide, low
expansion foam, or dry powder.

Product arising from burning: Products arising from pyrolysis: Products of combustion are
carbon oxides, water and sodium hydroxide.

Protective equipment: Protective equipment: Not stated

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Spills should be taken up with water and disposed of via an
oil separator. Spills can be neutralised with acetic or
citric acids. Suitable protective equipment (see 2.3.1)
should be worn.

Handling and storage

Handling: Wear PVC gloves, rubber aprons, face protection and
protective goggles. During filling operations use suction
or gas displacement with waste gas combustion.

Storage: Store in a cool dry area in tightly closed steel
containers, stacked not more than two high.

Transport information

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Marine transport (IMDG)

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Air transport ICAO/IATA

Remarks
Transport: Transport in 100 kg polythene barrels, or 1 cubic metre
steel containers or 20 cubic metre tank trucks. Ensure
containers are tightly closed.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: Other dangers: None reported

Chemical reaction with water: Chemical reaction with water: The substance hydrolyses to
give sodium hydroxide and 2-ethylhexanol.

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Recovery for recycling is not possible. During use the
substance is converted to sodium chloride and alcohols.

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: The substance can be neutralised with citric or acetic
acid.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Not recommended

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: Absorption onto an oil-binding material prior to disposal
by incineration is recommended. (Use precautions
appropriate to corrosive substances).

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: Not recommended

Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: The substance will not enter the public domain.