TYPES OF HAZARD
|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE-FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Combustible.||NO open flames.||Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.|
|EXPLOSION||Above 71°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed. Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.||Above 71°C use a closed system and ventilation. Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).|
|EXPOSURE||PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!|
|Inhalation||Cough. Sore throat. Burning sensation. Laboured breathing.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Pain.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain. Burns.||Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Burning sensation in the throat and chest.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention if you fell unwell.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and particulates adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. 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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.||
UN Hazard Class: 4.1; UN Pack Group: III
Harmful if swallowed
Fatal if inhaled
Causes skin irritation
Causes serious eye irritation
May cause allergic skin reaction
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-41GF1-II+III.
NFPA Code: H3; F2; R1.
|Cool. Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases and strong acids.|
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Decomposes at 120-180°C
Relative density (water = 1):
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25°C: <0.2
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.03
Flash point: 71°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 300°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 7.0-73.0
|The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.|
|Also consult ICSC 0275 (formaldehyde).|
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations