Agent Name

Chloropentafluoroethane

CAS Number

76-15-3

Formula

C2-Cl-F5

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Chloro-1,1,2,2,2-pentafluoroethane; Chloropentafluoretano [Spanish]; Chloropentafluorethane [French]; Chloroperfluoroethane; F-115; FC 115; FKW 115; Fluorocarbon-115; Freon 115; Genetron 115; Halocarbon 115; Monochloropentafluoroethane; Pentafluorochloroethane; Pentafluoroethyl chloride; Perfluoroethyl chloride; Propellant 115; R 115; Refrigerant 115; [ChemIDplus] UN1020

Category

Chlorofluorocarbons

Description

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

Sources/Uses

CFC-115 has been used as a refrigerant and aerosol propellant; [ACGIH]

Comments

See "CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS"; Possible frostbite from contact with liquid; [ICSC]

Restricted

See CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

1000 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 4,880,000 mg/m3/4h

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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