Agent Name

Chlorotetrafluoroethane

CAS Number

63938-10-3

Formula

C2-H-Cl-F4

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Ethane, chlorotetrafluoro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chlorofluorocarbons

Description

Colorless odorless gas; [Hawley] Shipped as liquefied gas under its own vapor pressure; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

HCFCs: Used as refrigerants, blowing agents, cleaning agents, and fire extinguishing agents (CFC alternatives); [HSDB]

Comments

"Chlorotetrafluoroethane can be a mixture of 1-chloro-1,2,2,2-tetrafluoroethane and 1-chloro-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane." [HSDB] In confined space spill, may displace air and act as simple asphyxiant; Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; May cause CNS depression; [CAMEO] See "CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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