Agent Name

Dichlorotetrafluoroethane

Alternative Name

1,2-Dichloro-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane

CAS Number

76-14-2

Formula

C2-Cl2-F4

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1,1,2,2-Tetrafluoro-1,2-dichloroethane; 1,2-Dichloro-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane; 1,2-Dichlorotetrafluoroethane; Arcton 114; Arcton 33; CFC 114; Criofluorano [INN-Spanish]; Cryofluorane; Cryofluoranum [INN-Latin]; Cryofluoranum [Latin]; Ethane, 1,2-dichloro-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoro-; Ethane, 1,2-dichlorotetrafluoro-; F 114; F 114 (halocarbon); FC 114; FKW 114; Fluorane 114; Fluorocarbon 114; Freon 114; Frigen 114; Frigiderm; Genetron 114; Genetron 316; Halocarbon 114; Ledon 114; Propellant 114; R 114; R 114 (halocarbon); Refrigerant 114; Ucon 114; sym-Dichlorotetrafluoroethane; [ChemIDplus] UN1958

Category

Chlorofluorocarbons

Description

Colorless gas with a faint, ether-like odor at high concentrations; Note: A liquid below 38 degrees F. Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a propellant, refrigerant, and solvent. [ACGIH]

Comments

See "CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS." Possible frostbite from contact with liquid; [NIOSH] Potential acute effects are CNS depression, cardiac arrhythmias, and effects on the liver. [HSDB]

Restricted

See CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

1000 ppm

PEL (OSHA)

1000 ppm

MAK

1000 ppm

IDLH (NIOSH)

15000 ppm

Excerpts from Documentation for IDLHs

Cardiac sensitization has been induced with endogenous epinephrine at 50,000 to 800,000 ppm [Mullin et al. 1972; Reinhardt et al. 1971].

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 720,000 ppm/30 min

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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