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Material Safety Data

General Precautions :

Use local exhaust ventilation if there is risk of inhalation of vapors, mists or aerosols. Properly dispose off any contaminated rags or cleaning materials in order to prevent fires. Use the information in this data sheet as input to a risk assessment of local circumstances to help determine appropriate controls for safe handling, storage and disposal of this material. Vehicle fueling and vehicle workshop areas - Avoid inhalation of vapors and contact with skin, when filling or emptying a vehicle.

Handling :

Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with skin. Avoid inhaling vapor and/or mists. When handling product in drums, safety footwear should be worn and proper handling equipment should be used.

Storage :

Keep container tightly closed and in a cool, well-ventilated place. Use properly labeled and closeable containers.

Recommended Materials :

For containers or container linings, use mild steel or high density polyethylene.

Exposure Controls :

The level of protection and types of controls necessary will vary depending upon potential exposure conditions. Select controls based on a risk assessment of local circumstances. Appropriate measures include: Adequate ventilation to control airborne concentrations. Where material is heated, sprayed or mist formed, there is greater potential for airborne concentrations to be generated.

Personal Protective Equipment : Personal protective equipment (PPE) should meet recommended national standards. Check with PPE suppliers.
Respiratory Protection :

No respiratory protection is ordinarily required under normal conditions of use. In accordance with good industrial hygiene practices, precautions should be taken to avoid breathing of material. If engineering controls do not maintain airborne concentrations to a level which is adequate to protect worker health, select respiratory protection equipment suitable for the specific conditions of use and meeting relevant legislation. Check with respiratory protective equipment suppliers. Where air-filtering respirators are suitable, select an appropriate combination of mask and filter.

Hand Protection :

Select gloves tested to a relevant standard (e.g. Europe EN374, US F739). Suitability and durability of a glove is dependent on usage, e.g. frequency and duration of contact, chemical resistance of glove material, glove thickness and dexterity. Always seek advice from glove suppliers. Contaminated gloves should be replaced. Personal hygiene is a key element of effective hand care. Gloves must only be worn on clean hands. After using gloves, hands should be washed and dried thoroughly. Application of a non-perfumed moisturizer is recommended.

Eye Protection : Wear safety glasses or full face shield if splashes are likely to occur.
Protective Clothing : Skin protection not ordinarily required beyond standard issue work clothes.
Environmental Exposure Controls :

Minimize release to the environment. An environmental assessment must be made to ensure compliance with local environmental legislation.

Appearance : Colorless. Liquid.
Odor : Almost Odourless
pH : 8 - 10
Initial Boiling Point and Boiling Range : 103°C
Vapor pressure : Approx 48 mm Hg (at 40°C)
Density   1.090 g/cm3 at 20° C
Water solubility : Soluble.