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Some of the metal alkyls have halogen in their structure, so the fumes may also contain hydrogen chloride, hydrogen bromide, or hydrogen iodide. HAZARDOUSMATERIALSACCIDENTS SPECIAL CATEGORY WATER SENSITIVE LIQUIDS I Metals and Metal Alkyls Yes No v 9 Use NO water! 9 Prevent fire 9 Prevent entry of unauthorized persons 9 Use special personnel protection 9 Clear w r e c k a g e Yes Extinguish any fire in area without water if possible. Keep water a w a y from metal alkyl tank. No r See Note* on water fog below.
Hydrogen (UN 1966, CAS 1333-74-0) is a flammable gas that does n o t autorefrigerate. If hydrogen is leaking from a pressure tank, it will cause the tank to heat up. This can cause a dangerous situation from ignition or possible overpressuring of the tank. org Flammable Range The range of vapor concentration in volume percent of gas that forms an ignitable mixture in air. Flash Point The minimum temperature at which the vapor given off by a liquid within a test vessel forms an ignitable mixture with air.
5. Do not permit liquid to drain into sewers, since vapor arising from the liquid may ignite at some point far distant from the leak and cause serious damage to life or property. Do not permit liquid to drain into water sources. Water thus contaminated may cause environmental harm. Do not use detergents or dispersants, since they may enhance vapor release in sewers and cause excessive penetration into soil. 6. Locate all leaks and stop them if possible. Nonmetallic plugs are useful for this purpose.