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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: Using appropriate personal protective equipment, move

exposed subject to fresh air. If breathing is difficult or

ceases, ensure and maintain ventilation. Give oxygen as

appropriate. The exposed subject should be kept warm and at

rest. Obtain medical attention in cases of known or possible

over exposure, or with symptoms including chest pain,

difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness or other adverse

effects, which may be delayed.

Emergency measure - Eyes: Wash immediately with clean and gently flowing water.

Continue for at least 15 minutes. Obtain medical attention.

Emergency measure - Skin: Using appropriate personal protective equipment, remove

contaminated clothing and flush exposed area with large

amounts of water. Obtain medical attention if skin reaction

occurs, which may be immediate or delayed.

Emergency measure - Ingestion: Obtain immediate medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Water, dry powder or foam extinguishers are recommended.

Carbon dioxide extinguishers may be ineffective.

Product arising from burning: Oxides of carbon and nitrogen and compounds containing sulfu


Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: Full protective clothing and self-contained breathing

apparatus must be worn.

Fight the fire from a safe distance or protected location.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Personal Precautions:

Fence or cordon the affected area and do not allow

individuals to touch or walk through the spilled material

unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Avoid dust


Environmental Precautions:

Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, surface drainage

systems and poorly ventilated areas. If spill is outdoors,

cover with plastic sheet to minimise spreading or contact

with rain.

Clean-up Methods:

Collect and place it in a suitable, properly labelled

container for recovery or disposal. After all solid or

absorbent material has been collected, the area should be

vacuumed with HEPA filter-equipped apparatus.

Decontamination Procedures:

No specific decontamination or detoxification procedures

have been identified for this material. Consider use of

water, detergent solutions, or other soluble solvents for

clean-up and decontamination operations.

Handling and storage

Handling: The substance should be stored, handled and used under

conditions of good industrial hygiene and in conformity with

any local regulations in order to avoid exposure.

General Requirements: Avoid dispersion as a dust cloud.

Depending upon the scale of operation, use of appropriate

exhaust ventilation is recommended to provide routine

control of fire and explosion hazards during handling of

this material.

Ignition Controls: Bond and earth (ground) all plant

equipment to ensure that no isolated conductors are present.

Isolated conductors can accumulate sufficient electrostatic

charge to produce discharges of many hundreds of milli-

Joules. Consider earthing (grounding) personnel dealing with

dusty operations. An isolated (insulated) human body can

readily produce electrostatic  discharges in excess of 50

mJ, but have been recorded up to 100 mJ.

Minimise the use of plastics when handling this material.

Handle and store this material only in conductive or anti-

static plastic liners (bags) since normal plastics are known

to be capable of producing electrostatic discharges of up

to 4 mJ, ensuring that any containers into which they are

placed are themselves of a conductive material and earthed


Protective Systems: At both ambient and low humidity, this

material is of low conductivity.

Generation of electrostatic charge is considered likely to

occur even when handled in an earthed (grounded)


At both ambient and low humidity, this material has a very

long charge relaxation time. Accumulation of electrostatic

charge is considered very likely to occur even when handled

in an earthed (grounded) environment. Under these

conditions, it is considered that this material might

present a very high risk of producing electrostatic


Personal Protective Equipment:

Eye Protection - Wear approved safety glasses with side

sheilds or cover goggles if eye contact is possible.

An eye wash station should be available.

Gloves - The selection of gloves for a specific activity

must be based on the materials properties and on possible

permeation and degradation that may occur under the

circumstances of use. Glove selection must take into account

any solvents and other hazards present. Potential allergic

reactions can occur with certain gloves (latex) and

therefore these should be avoided. Care must be exercised if

insufficient data are available and further guidance should

be sought from your local EHS department.

Respirators - If respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is

used, the type will depend upon air concentrations present,

required protection factor as well as hazards, physical

properties of substances present.

Air hood/suit to EN 943 part 1 is recommended.

Storage: Keep in tightly closed containers or packages away from

moisture and away from sources of ignition. Avoid prolonged

storage at elevated temperatures (greater than room

temperature, approximately 20 Deg.C).

Packaging of the substance and or preparation: 115 L cardboard kegs containing double lined antistatic

polythene bags.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Transport code: None.
Transport: Avoid crushing the containers. In the event of a spillage,
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: None reported.

Chemical reaction with water: None reported.

Dust explosion: Dust Electrostatic Properties:

Minimum Ignition Energy (cloud): <5 mJ

Resistivity at Ambient Humidity: 2.90E+13 ohm.m at Humidity

50% at 23 Deg.C.

Resistivity at Low Humidity: 6.30E+13 ohm.m at Humidity <10%

at 19 Deg.C.

Charge Relaxation Time at Ambient Humidity: 11846 s at

Humidity 50% at 23 Deg.C.

Charge Relaxation Time at Low Humidity: 15020 s at Humidity

<10% at 19 Deg.C.

Dust Explosion Properties:

Group: A

Kst: No studies have been conducted.

Dust explosion determined by test: Y

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Discharge to the environment will be minimal. Recovery from

minor spillages or accidental discharge is not economically

or technically feasible, and such waste material will be

disposed of by incineration. In principle, it  may be

possible to recover larger spillages of uncontaminated

material for subsequent use.

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: The notification tests that are currently available have

shown that the substance is not provisionally classified

with regards to human health. However, there are concerns

regarding a positive result in an in vitro mouse lymphoma

assay in the presence of metabolic activation, but these

have been partially mitigated by negative results in both an

Ames study and a chromosome aberration study.

The dust hazard will be minimised by appropriate handling

e.g. bonding and grounding.

No chemical treatment is practicable to neutralise the

hazardous environmental properties.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Not recommended.

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 (e.g. carbon and

nitrogen oxides and sulphur containing compounds) could be


Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: The substance should not normally be discharged directly

tothe sewage system or the aqueous environment.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - other: None.

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.

Public at large - Possibility of destruction - others: None.