Agent Name

Chlorine pentafluoride

CAS Number

13637-63-3

Formula

Cl-F5

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Chlorine fluoride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Oxidizers

Description

Colorless gas with a sweet odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a propellant; [CAMEO]

Comments

Reacts with water or moisture in the air to form hydrofluoric acid and chloride gas; Contact with liquified gas can cause burns or frostbite; May be fatal if inhaled or absorbed through skin; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, as F, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

9 mg/m3

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 122 ppm/1H

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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