Agent Name

1,1,1-Trichloro-2,2,2-trifluoroethane

CAS Number

354-58-5

Formula

C2-Cl3-F3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1,1,1-Trichlorotrifluoroethane; 1,1,1-Trifluorotrichloroethane; CFC 113a; F 113a; FC 113a; FC 133A; Fluorocarbon 113; Freon FT; Precision cleaning agent; T-WD602; Trichlorotrifluoroethane; Ethane, 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2,2-trifluoro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chlorofluorocarbons

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for cleaning electronic equipment, degreasing machinery, and cleaning garments; Also used as an intermediate in the production of 2,3-dichloro-5-trifluoromethylpyridine; [HSDB]

Comments

Low acute and chronic toxicity; Inhalation of high concentrations after a spill or abuse may cause CNS depression and cardiac arrhythmias; [HSDB] An irritant; Inhalation may induce narcosis and incoordination; [MSDSonline] See "CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

360 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 130,000 ppm/15 min

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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