Agent Name

Tetrafluorohydrazine

CAS Number

10036-47-2

Formula

F4-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Dinitrogen tetrafluoride; Hydrazine, tetrafluoro-; Perfluorohydrazine; Nitrogen fluoride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Hydrazines

Description

Colorless gas; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis and as an oxidizer in rocket fuels; [CAMEO]

Comments

Causes conjunctival irritation, cyanosis, and weight loss in inhalation lethal-concentration studies of guinea pigs (LC50 = 900 ppm/1hr); Causes convulsions and acute pulmonary edema in inhalation lethal-concentration studies of mice (LC50 = 440 mg/m3); Causes dyspnea and methemoglobinemia in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] A strong oxidizing agent; Explosive, toxic, and irritating; [CAMEO] See "Hydrazine."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 300 mg/m3/2hr

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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