Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!
Use local exhaust. Use breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Fresh air, rest.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Wear safety goggles.
Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: protective gloves and particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
FLUORESCENT WHITENING AGENT 1
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance WHITE POWDER OR GRANULES
Physical dangers No data.
Chemical dangers Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive gases including nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides.
Formula: C40H38N12O8S2. 2Na
Molecular mass: 925.0
Decomposes at 300°C Solubility in water, g/100ml: 0.18 (slightly soluble) Flash point: not available Auto-ignition temperature: >500 °C Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.5
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes.
Inhalation risk A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
Temperature of decomposition is unknown in the literature.
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