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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: In case of unconsciousness place patient in recovery
position and obtain immediate medical attention. Supply
fresh air, consult doctor in case of complaint.
Emergency measure - Eyes: Irrigate open eye for 15 minutes minimum (timed) under
running water. Obtain immediate medical attention.
Emergency measure - Skin: Immediately wash with soap and water and rinse thoroughly.
Seek medical advice.
Emergency measure - Ingestion: Seek immediate medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: CO2, extinguishing powder or water spray. Fight larger fires
with water spray or alcohol resistant foam.

Product arising from burning: The substance is combustible and will burn if involved in a
fire, evolving noxious fumes (eg sulphur dioxide or sulphur
trioxide). However, there is no experimental evidence to
support the anticipated combustion products.

Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: Full protective clothing and self-contained breathing
apparatus must be worn.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Evacuate personnel from immediate vicinity.

Wear appropriate personal protective equipment conforming to
the relevant national or international standards as
mentioned in section 2.3.10.

Avoid dust formation by damping down with water. Absorb
spillages of solutions with a suitable inert material (eg
sand or soil). Carefully transfer the spillage to waste
containers, or use a sealed industrial vacuum machine.
Containers filled with waste material must be labelled in
the same way as the original containers.

Clean the spillage area with water and detergent.

In case of spillage do not allow material to enter sewage
systems or water courses, or penetration of soil. Collect
material and dispose of according to local regualtions.

Dispose of waste material by incineration or landfill in
accordance with local regulations.

Handling and storage

Handling: The substance should be stored, handled and used in
conditions of good industrial hygiene and in conformity with
any local regulations in order to avoid exposure.

Engineering controls are necessary to reduce exposure to the

When exposure cannot be prevented or adequately controlled
appropriate personal protective equipment should be worn.
Such protective equipment should conform to the appropriate
international or national standards as follows;

Chemical protective gloves to Standard EN374

Chemical resistant clothing to Standard EN368

Eye protection to Standard EN166

The substance is corrosive so avoid contact with skin and

Prevent the formation of dust by ensuring thorough

The material is hygroscopic and nitrogen flushed.

When necessary appropriate respiratory protection should be
used. e.g. a vapour mask conforming to EN405 FFA1.

The standards mentioned above should be regarded as a

Storage: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.

Keep containers tightly closed when not in use.

Store in warehouse areas designed and controlled for
chemical handling according to local regulations, segregated
with other acid, corrosive materials. No special
ventilation requirements are needed but protect from
moisture and humidity.

Packaging of the substance and or preparation: UN approved containers 30lt or 205lt.

Transport information

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Marine transport (IMDG)

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Air transport ICAO/IATA

Transport code: UN 2585
Transport: Substance is classified as UN 2585/Class 8/Packing group

Transportation in the factory in closed original containers.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: Corrosive action on metals.

Chemical reaction with water: Substance is a hygroscopic powder, formation of dust in
handling should be minimised. Once solubilised in water the
substance represents no other hazards other than that of an
acidic corrosive material.

Dust explosion: The substance is an organic powder and hence there is a
potential for dust explosion. This risk will be minimised by
good handling techniques.

Dust explosion determined by test: N

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: In normal usage the substance becomes part of the copper
deposit or will have been oxidised.

In the event of spillage the substance would become
contaminated and rendered unusable.

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: Neutralisation of the aqueous solution with sodium
hydroxide, carbonate or lime before discharge.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Contaminated containers or spillages of solutions mixed with
inert material (eg sand or soil) may be disposed of by
landfill at an authorised tip in accordance with local

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: The substance can be disposed of by incineration by burning
under controlled conditions at a licensed waste treatment
processor in accordance with local regulations. Stack gases
should be scrubbed, because noxious fumes (eg sulphur
dioxide and sulphur trioxide) could be formed.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: The substance should not be discharged directly to the
sewage system or the aqueous environment.

Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Not applicable.

Public at large - Possibility of neutralisation: Not applicable.

Public at large - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Not applicable.

Public at large - Possibility of destruction - incineration: Not applicable.

Public at large - Possibility of destruction - water purification: Not applicable.