Agent Name

Vinyl fluoride

CAS Number

75-02-5

Formula

C2-H3-F

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Ethene, fluoro-; Ethylene, fluoro-; Fluoroethene; Fluoroethylene; Fluoroethylene (IUPAC); Monofluoroethene; Monofluoroethylene; Vinyl fluoride; [ChemIDplus] UN1860

Category

Vinyl Halides

Description

Colorless gas with a faint, ethereal odor; Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used to produce polyvinyl fluoride, a polymer noted for its strength and weather resistance; [Hawley]

Comments

Like vinyl chloride, vinyl fluoride causes hepatic hemangiosarcoma in experimental animals. [HSDB] Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [ICSC] Vinyl fluoride, stabilized (UN1860) has warning of explosive polymerization; [ERG 2016]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

1 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) = 800,000 ppm/12.5h

Explosive Polymerization

Yes

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Probable Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Suspected Human

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