Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.
Use ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
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
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. If liquid: collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. If solid: sweep spilled substance into sealable 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
Toxic to aquatic life
Transportation UN Classification
Separated from strong reducing agents. Store only in original container. Do NOT store or transport in containers made from aluminium. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance COLOURLESS OILY LIQUID OR CRYSTALS.
Chemical dangers Reacts with strong reducing agents. This generates heat and flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC 0001). Attacks aluminium.
Molecular mass: 200.4
Boiling point: 274°C Melting point: 30-32°C Relative density (water = 1): 0.8 Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.01 (very poor) Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.9 Flash point: 121°C o.c. (mixed isomers) Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 8.52 Auto-ignition temperature: 260°C
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes and skin. See Notes.
Inhalation risk A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure See Notes.
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
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