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Material Safety Data Sheets T 3788 Compound


Composition: Linear alkylbenzene.
All constituents of this product are listed in EINECS (European Inventory of
Existing Commercial Chemical Substances) or ELINCS (European List of New Chemical Substances) or are exempt.
Refer to Section 8 for Occupational Exposure Limits.
None of the ingredients of this product are classified as hazardous.

Hazards Identification

This product is not classified as hazardous.

First Aid Measures

Eyes: Irrigate immediately with copious quantities of water for several minutes.
Obtain medical attention if irritation persists.
Skin: Wash thoroughly with soap and water or suitable skin cleanser as soon as possible.
Obtain medical attention if irritation persists.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure.
Ingestion: Wash out mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting.
Obtain medical attention urgently.

Fire Fighting Measures

Suitable Extinguishing Media: Carbon dioxide, powder, foam or water fog. Do not use water jets.
Special Exposure Hazards: Irritant fumes. Carbon monoxide may be generated if the product is burned in an enclosed space.
Special Protective Equipment: Self-contained breathing apparatus is recommended.

Accidental Release Measures

Personal Precautions: Spilt product presents a significant slip hazard.
Environmental Precautions: Prevent entry into drains, sewers and watercourses.
Decontamination Procedures: Soak up with inert absorbent or contain and remove by best available means.

Handling and Storage

Handling: Do not eat, drink, or smoke whilst using this product. To avoid the possibility of skin disorders repeated or prolonged contact with products of this type must be avoided. It is essential to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene.
Storage: Store in a cool place away from sources of heat and out of direct sunlight to avoid pressure build-up.

Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Occupational Exposure Limits:
Engineering Control Measures: Local exhaust ventilation is recommended.
Personal Protective Equipment: Avoid skin and eye contact. Wear impervious gloves (e.g. of PVC) in case of repeated or prolonged contact. PVC gloves should be replaced regularly. Change contaminated clothing and clean before re-use. A high standard of personal hygiene is essential.

Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Liquid
Colour: Colourless
Odour: Mild
Boiling Point/Range: 280°C
Pour Point: Below -50°C
Flash Point (closed): Typically 140°C
Vapour Pressure: Below 0.2 mbar at 20°C
Density at 20°C: Typically 0.85 g/cm3
Water Solubility: Insoluble.

Stability and Reactivity

Stability: Stable, will not polymerise.
Conditions to Avoid: Temperatures above 140°C.
Materials to Avoid: Strong oxidising agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide and irritant fumes may be generated if this product is burned in an enclosed space.

Toxicological Information

Health Effects
On Eyes: May case transient irritation.
On Skin: Unlikely to cause injury upon brief or occasional contact. Repeated or prolonged contact may lead to skin disorders.
By Inhalation: Unlikely to present an inhalation hazard at ambient temperatures. Hot product - remove from exposure.
By Ingestion: May cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Chronic: Repeated and prolonged skin contact may lead to skin disorders.
Other: None known.

Ecological Information

Environmental Assessment: When used and disposed of as intended no adverse environmental effects are foreseen.
Mobility: Mobile liquid.
Involatile. Insoluble in water
Degradability: Readily biodegradable.
Bioaccumulative Potential: Bioaccumulation is unlikely to be significant because of the low water solubility of this product.
Ecotoxicity: Not expected to be ecotoxic to fish/daphnia/algae. Not expected to be ecotoxic to sewage bacteria.

Disposal Considerations

Disposal must be in accordance with local and national legislation.
Unused Product: Dispose of in an approved manner. May be incinerated
Used/Contaminated Product: Dispose of through an authorised waste contractor to a licensed site. May be incinerated.
Packaging: Must be disposed of through an authorised waste contractor.
May be steam cleaned and recycled.

Transport Information

This product is not classified as dangerous for transport.

Regulatory Information

Hazard Label Data: This product is not classified as dangerous for transport.
EC Directives: Safety Framework Directive, 89/391/E~C
Statutory Requirements: Health & Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974; Consumer
Protection Act 1987; Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regs. 1991 (SI2839)
Codes of Practice: Waste Management. The Duty of Care.
Guidance Notes: Occupational Skin Diseases: Health and Safety Precautions (EH26);
Occupational Exposure Limits (EH 40); Substances for Use at Work:
The Provision of ~nformation [HS(G)27]; Skin Cancer Caused by Oil [MS(B)5];
Save Your Skin! - Occupational Contact Dermatitis [MS(B)6]; Dermatitis -
Cautionary Notice [SHW 3671
The above publications are available from HMSO or HSE.

Other information

The data and advice given apply when the product is sold for the stated application or applications.
The product is not solid as suitable for any other application.
Use of the product for applications other than as stated in this sheet may give rise to risks not mentioned in this sheet.
You should not use the product other than for the stated application or applications without seeking advise from us.
If you have purchased the product for supply to a third party for use at work, it is your duty to take all necessary steps to secure that any person handling or using the product is provided with the information in this sheet.
If you are an employer, it is your duty to tell your employees and others who may be affected of any hazards described in this sheet and of any precautions that should be taken.

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