Agent Name

Hexafluoropropylene

CAS Number

116-15-4

Formula

C3-F6

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Propene, 1,1,2,3,3,3-hexafluoro-; Hexafluoropropene; Hexafluoropropylene; Hexfluoropropylene; Perfluoro-1-propene; Perfluoropropene; Perfluoropropylene; Propene, hexafluoro-; Propylene, hexafluoro-; Hexafluoropropylene compressed or Refrigerant gas R1216; UN1858; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

An odorless, colorless, noncombustible gas that can act as a simple asphyxiant; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

About 90% is used as a monomer in closed systems to produce fluoropolymers, fluoroelastomers, and fluorolubricants; About 10% is used to produce replacement chlorofluorocarbons; [ACGIH]

Comments

Produces acute tubular necrosis in experimental animals exposed to high concentrations; [HSDB] A respiratory tract irritant; The kidney is the target organ; [ACGIH]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 ppm

Vapor Pressure

4900 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 2000-3000 ppm/4H

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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