Agent Name

Methyl trifluoroacetate

CAS Number

431-47-0

Formula

C3-H3-F3-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetic acid, 2,2,2-trifluoro-, methyl ester; Acetic acid, trifluoro-, methyl ester; [ChemIDplus] UN2924

Category

Halogenated Esters

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Ethyl trifluoroacetate."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

538 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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