Agent Name

Bromochlorodifluoromethane

CAS Number

353-59-3

Formula

C-Br-Cl-F2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

BCF; Chlorodifluobromometano [Spanish]; Chlorodifluoromonobromomethane; Daiflon 12B1; Dwufluorochlorobromometan [Polish]; Flugex 12B1; Fluorocarbon 1211; Freon 12B1; Halon 1211; Methane, bromochlorodifluoro-; R 12B1; [ChemIDplus] UN1974

Category

Chlorofluorocarbons

Description

Liquefied compressed gas; [ICSC] Colorless liquefied gas; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in fire extinguishers and in the production of other halogenated compounds; [HSDB]

Comments

In confined space spill, may displace air and act as simple asphyxiant; Inhaling high concentrations increases risk for cardiac arrhythmias; Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; [ICSC] Acts as general anesthetic in rat inhalation studies; [RTECS] See "CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 200,000 ppm/15min

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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