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First-aid measures

Eye contact: Rinse immediately with water for at least 15 minutes keeping the eyelids open. Get immediate medical attention.
Inhalation: Move the victim into fresh air. Get immediate medical attention.
Skin contact: Wash the skin with plenty of water and soap. Remove contaminated clothing. If irritation persists, get medical attention.
Ingestion: Flush mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Get immediate medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media: Dry sand and dry powder.
Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons: Foam, water and CO2.
Specific hazards during fire fighting: In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously (acetylene)
May emit toxic or hazardous fumes during heating or fire: CO, CO2 and CaOx.
Special protecitve equipment for fire-fighters: Use full protective clothing and a self-contained breathing apparatus.


Accidental release measures

Personal precautions: Use personal protective equipment as required.
Keep away form sources of ignition.
Methods for cleaning up: Sweep up and shovel.
Avoid dust formation.
Prevent entry into sewers.
Dispose as in ‘Disposal considerations’.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
This substance is handled under Strictly Controlled Conditions in accordance with REACH regulation Article 18(4) for transported isolated intermediates. Site documentation to support safe handling arrangements including the selection of engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment controls in accordance with risk-based management systems is available at the manufacturing site.

If exposure is possible:
Handle in well-ventilated space.
Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Avoid dust formation. Avoid inhalation of dust.
Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture.
Keep away form sources of ignition.
Keep away from any possible contact with water, due to violent reaction and possibility of flash fire.

Conditions for storage
Store tightly sealed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
1402
Proper shipping name and description:
Calcium Carbide
Class:
4.3
Classification code:
W2
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
4.3
Remarks:
LQ 500 g
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
1402
Proper shipping name and description:
Calcium Carbide
Chemical name:
Calcium Carbide
Class:
4.3
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-G, S-N
Labels:
4.3
Remarks
LQ 500 g

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
1402
Proper shipping name and description:
Calcium Carbide
Chemical name:
Calcium Carbide
Class:
4.3
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
4.3
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Exposure controls / personal protection

This substance is handled under Strictly Controlled Conditions in accordance with REACH regulation Article 18(4) for transported isolated intermediates. Site documentation to support safe handling arrangements including the selection of engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment controls in accordance with risk-based management systems is available at the manufacturing site.

If exposure is possible:
Technical protection measures: Ensure adequate ventilation.
Hand protection: Protective gloves of nitrile rubber. Penetration time > 480 min, material strength 0.4 mm (EN374).
Skin protection: Wear protective clothing. Wash the skin after exposure.
Eye protection: Safety goggles (EN166).
Respiratory protection: Half-mask with dust filter P2 (EN166).

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity: Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Incompatible materials: air moisture and water, strong acids, bases, oxidizing agents.
Fire and explosion hazard with S, Cl, Br, I, MgF2, HCl and sodium peroxide.
Fire hazard with iron(III)chloride, iron(III)oxide and tin(II)chloride.

Hazardous decomposition products
Decomposition products in case of hydrolysis with water:
acetylene, CaO, trace amounts of phosphine, H2S

Hazardous reactions:
Reacts violently with water liberating extremely flammable gases (acetylene).
Danger of explosion with AgNO3 and Cu salts.
Danger of fire and explosion rise with temperature.


Disposal considerations

Hazardous waste. Dispose in accordance with local and national regulation.