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GLUTARALDEHYDE (50% SOLUTION)ICSC: 0352
December 2000
CAS #: 111-30-81,5-Pentanedial (50% solution)
UN #: 2810
EINECS #: 203-856-5

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 STRICT HYGIENE!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Headache. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Wheezing. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Roughness. Skin burns. Blisters. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 

STORAGE
Separated from food and feedstuffs. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
GLUTARALDEHYDE (50% SOLUTION) ICSC: 0352
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
CLEAR COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Formula: C5H8O2 / HCO(CH2)3CHO
Molecular mass: 100.1
Boiling point: 101°C
Melting point: -6°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 2.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.05  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is corrosive to the eyes and skin. The substance is severely irritating to the respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Repeated or prolonged inhalation may cause asthma. See Notes. 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
The occupational exposure limit value should not be exceeded during any part of the working exposure.
The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Rest and medical observation are therefore essential.
Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance.
Also consult ICSC #0158 Glutaraldehyde. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 23/25-34-42/43-50; S: (1/2)-26-36/37/39-45-61 

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