Karl Fischer reagents contain iodine, sulfur dioxide, methanol, chloroform, propylene carbonate and various other substances. As outlined
- The organic solvents used must be handled in accordance with local laws, etc.
- Work areas should be equipped with localized or general ventilation systems.
- If necessary, wear a mask and gloves when handling Karl Fischer reagents. Take care to avoid spillage.
- Avoid inhaling reagents and avoid skin contact. If a reagent comes into contact with your hands, wash the area with soap and rinse with ample water. If you feel unwell after inhaling fumes, rest quietly in a location with clean air. If a reagent splashes into your eyes, wash them with clean water for least 10 minutes and then consult your physician.
- If work clothes are contaminated, remove the contaminated clothing immediately.
- If reagents are spilled, dispose of them after spreading sand or a similar material over the affected area.
- When storing reagents, seal the bottles carefully and select a storage location that is cool and well ventilated. Protect reagents from contamination by water.
- When disposing of used solutions, be aware of the characteristics of the measurement sample added to the reagent, and use a disposal method that does not result in environmental contamination.