Agent Name

Nitrosyl fluoride

CAS Number

7789-25-5

Formula

F-N-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Nitrogen oxyfluoride; [Merck Index]

Category

Oxidizers

Description

Colorless gas; Can be bluish from impurities; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as an oxidizer in rocket propellants, for stabilizing liquid sulfur trioxide, and as a fluorinating agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

Reacts with water forming nitrogen monoxide, nitric acid, and hydrogen fluoride; A strong skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [Merck Index] See "Nitryl fluoride."

Exposure Assessment
Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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