Agent Name

Perfluoroethyl ether

CAS Number

358-21-4

Formula

C4-F10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Bis(pentafluoroethyl) ether; Perfluorodiethyl ether; Ethane, 1,1'-oxybis(1,1,2,2,2-pentafluoro- (9CI); Ether, bis(pentafluoroethyl); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Ethers

Description

Nonflammable gas; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Causes hemorrhage and organ changes (liver, kidney, and heart) in inhalation lethal-concentration studies of mice; Causes peritonitis, dyspnea, and cyanosis in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] An irritant and lachrymator; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Methyl nonafluoroisobutyl ether."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mouse) = 177,000 mg/m3/2hr

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Other Information

No other related information on this agent was found.