Agent Name

Trifluoroiodomethane

CAS Number

2314-97-8

Formula

C-F3-I

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Freon 13I1; Iodotrifluoromethane; Monoiodotrifluoromethane; Perfluoromethyl iodide; Trifluoromethyl iodide; Methane, trifluoroiodo-; [ChemIDplus] UN1956

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Gas; [Merck Index] Colorless compressed gas; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a trifluoromethylating agent, etchant gas, and alternative to chlorofluorocarbons (fire extinguishers and refrigeration); [Merck Index]

Comments

Minimally decreased female mean body weights, changes in serum thyroid hormone levels, and no reproductive or developmental toxicity observed in inhalation study of rats at 2% vapor concentration (whole-body exposure); [ToxPlanet: DOD] Does not deplete the ozone and possesses very low potential for global warming; [Merck Index] An irritant; Risk of irreversible adverse health effects; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Tetrafluoromethane."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 10,000 ppm/4hr

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Compressed gas, n.o.s."

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