Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Wear safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
Physical dangers Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.
Formula: CH3(CH2)16COOH / C18H36O2
Molecular mass: 284.5
Decomposes at 376°C Melting point: 69-72°C Relative density (water = 1): 0.94-0.83 Solubility in water: none Vapour pressure, Pa at 174°C: 133 Flash point: 196°C Auto-ignition temperature: 395°C
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Inhalation risk Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: (inhalable fraction): 10 mg/m3, as TWA; (respirable fraction): 3 mg/m3, as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen)
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated.
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