Agent Name

Trifluoromethane

CAS Number

75-46-7

Formula

C-H-F3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Arcton 1; Carbon trifluoride; FC 23 (fluorocarbon); Fluoroform; Fluoryl; Freon 23; Freon F-23; Freon R 23; Genetron-23; Halocarbon 23; Methane, trifluoro-; Methyl trifluoride; Propellant 23; R 23 (halocarbon); Refrigerant 23; UN1984; UN3136; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chlorofluorocarbons

Description

Colorless, odorless gas or liquefied gas; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a refrigerant, fire extinguishing agent, blowing agent for polyurethane foams, and intermediate in chemical production; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes narcosis at high concentrations; Cardiac sensitization is a potential complication of exposure; Deaths from sniffing abuse have been reported; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

35300 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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