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First-aid measures

In case of skin contact:

In significant exposure occurs, wash exposed area immediately with large amounts of water.  Remove contaminated clothing and footwear.  Contact a physician if irritation occurs.

In case of inhalation:

If experiencing breathing difficulties, move to fresh air.  Apply artificial respiration if necessary.  Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.  Contact a physician if breathing difficulties occur.

In case of Ingestion:

Do not induce vomiting; Contact a physician.

In case of eye contact:

Flush eyes with fresh water and move exposed person to a non-contaminated area.  Contact a physician for cases where irritation or effects occur.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media:

The properties of this chemical make it an ideal extinguishing media itself.

Special fire fighting procedures:

In the case of a fire involving a bulk tank of the material, ensure that the area where the fire occurred is well ventilated before re-entering. Wear protective clothing, including a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), if large amounts are present. Use water spray or fog to cool storage containers to help prevent an uncontrolled pressure release of bulk tanks, if applicable.

Unusual fire and explosion hazards:

The concentrated agent when applied to fire can produce toxic byproducts specifically hydrogen halides, which can cause damage. Avoid inhalation of these materials by evacuating and ventilating the area.

Accidental release measures

In case of spill or other release:

• In the event of a large spill, allow for adequate ventilation, and do not re-enter an area without an Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) until adequate ventilation is accomplished.

• For spills that might result in overexposure, evacuate the area and use protective gear and SCBA’s.

• Avoid leakage into waterways.

• Do not expose storage containers to fire, as uncontrolled pressure releases may result.

• Although this material is volatile and will quickly evaporate, avoid leakage into waterways.  For large spills evacuate downwind of the spills and dike to contain the spill until it evaporates.

Handling and storage

Normal handling:

Avoid prolonged contact with the skin and eyes.  Avoid unnecessarily inhaling material and ensure that good ventilation is present when handling.  Wash after handling and follow good personal hygiene and good housekeeping practices.  Keep containers closed and transfer material using closed systems.  Handle in a manner to minimize spills.

Additional note:

Approved US DOT shipping containers are a normal safe method of storage.  Containers should be maintained in good condition.  Do not allow material to remain in deteriorating containers.  Because this product can volatilize, special care should be taken for over pressurization hazards if the containers are overheated or near a radiant heat source.  Protective shoes, such as steel toed shoes, should be worn in addition to the other specified personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling bulk containers.  Eye protection with splash protective side shields should be used when any possibility of splash or spray exists

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering controls:

Ventilate as necessary to minimize exposure levels.  Inspect and clean ventilation systems regularly.  Prolonged use should occur only in areas with adequate ventilation. Keep storage containers tightly closed.  Vapors are heavier than air posing a potential hazard if large volumes are trapped in enclosed or low places.


• Wear protective clothing when handling a leak in a storage container (does not apply to fire protection equipment servicing, other than safety goggles and gloves if large volumes can be exposed to skin).

• Neoprene, PVC or PVA gloves should be worn when handling material for prolonged periods.  Short exposures to skin are not likely to pose a hazard.

• Respiratory protection is not normally needed, however, if handled in enclosed spaces where applicable exposure limits might be exceeded, a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used.

• When performing filling or servicing operations, PERFORM THESE ACTIVITIES IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA.

• If handling materials outside a closed, sealed system such that the possibility of splashing exists, wear safety glasses with side shields.  This statement is not intended to apply to use of a fire extinguisher where the nozzle arrangement is intended to direct the discharge away from the user of the extinguisher.

Stability and reactivity


Normally stable (will decompose if exposed to a high radiant heat source, such as fire) when stored in a closed system free of moisture.


Incompatible with alkali or alkaline earth metals, and powdered metals Al, Zn, Be, etc.  Avoid contact with oxidizers.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:

Thermal decomposition may produce hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen bromide, and carbonyl halide. These materials are dangerous and exposure to them should be limited to the extent possible.

Hazardous Polymerization:

Not determined.

Disposal considerations

Observe all federal, state, and local regulations for products of this type when accomplishing disposal.