Agent Name

Fluoroethane

Alternative Name

Ethyl fluoride

CAS Number

353-36-6

Formula

C2-H5-F

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

HFC 161; HFC-161; Monofluoroethane; R 161; Ethane, fluoro-; Ethyl fluoride; [ChemIDplus] Refrigerant gas R-161; [CAMEO] Refrigerant 161; [SynQuest Laboratories MSDS] UN2453

Category

Chlorofluorocarbons

Description

Colorless odorless gas; [CAMEO]

Comments

May displace air causing asphyxiation; [CAMEO] Inhalation of high concentrations may cause dizziness, incoordination, or narcosis; Contact with liquid may cause frostbite; [SynQuest Laboratories MSDS] See "Ethyl chloride."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 260,000 ppm/4hr

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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