Agent Name

Vinylidene fluoride

Alternative Name

1,1-Difluoroethylene

CAS Number

75-38-7

Formula

C2-H2-F2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,1-Difluoroethene; 1,1-Difluoroethylene; Ethene, 1,1-difluoro-; Ethylene, 1,1-difluoro-; Genetron 1132a; Halocarbon 1132A; VDF; Vinylidene difluoride; Vinylidene fluoride; [ChemIDplus] UN1959

Category

Vinyl Halides

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Used in the production of polyvinylidene fluoride polymers and elastomers; [HSDB]

Comments

A central nervous system depressant and a hepatotoxin in animal studies; [ACGIH] Possible frostbite from contact with liquid; [NIOSH] Inhalation of high concentrations may cause CNS effects; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

500 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 128,000 ppm/4h

Flammability (NFPA)

4: Burns readily

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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