Agent Name

Trifluorochloroethylene

CAS Number

79-38-9

Formula

C2-Cl-F3

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

1,1,2-Trifluoro-2-chloroethylene; 1-Chloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethylene; 2-Chloro-1,1,2-trifluoroethylene; CFE; CTFE; Chlorotrifluoroethylene; Chlortrifluoraethylen [German]; Daiflon; Ethene, chlorotrifluoro-; Ethylene, chlorotrifluoro-; Ethylene, trifluorochloro-; Fluoroplast 3; Genetron 1113; Monochlorotrifluoroethylene; Trifluorchlorethylen [Czech]; Trifluoromonochloroethylene; Trifluorovinyl chloride; Trithene; UN1082; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Toxic Gases & Vapors

Description

Colorless gas with a faint, ethereal odor; [Hawley] Shipped as a clear, colorless liquid; [CHEMINFO MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make chlorotrifluoroethylene resins (Kel-F, Halar); Used in the synthesis of lubricants, plastics, elastomers, and other chemical products; [HSDB]

Comments

Can cause frostbite; Inhalation can result in dizziness and nausea at lower concentrations and cardiac sensitization and CNS depression at higher concentrations; Liver and kidney injury may occur; Vapor can displace oxygen in a confined space and act as a simple asphyxiant; Decomposition products at temperatures >250 degrees C include hydrogen fluoride and phosgene; [CHEMINFO MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

WEEL

5 ppm

Vapor Pressure

4590 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,000 ppm/4H

Explanatory Notes

Boiling Point = -18 deg F; [CAMEO]

Flammability (NFPA)

4: Burns readily

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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