Agent Name

Fluoroacetic acid

CAS Number

144-49-0

Formula

C2-H3-F-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Fluoroacetic acid; Acetic acid, fluoro-; Acide-monofluoracetique [French]; Acido monofluoracetio [Italian]; Acido monofluoroacetio [Italian]; Cymonic acid; Fluoroacetate; Fluoroethanoic acid; Gifblaar poison; HFA; Monofluorazijnzuur [Dutch]; Monofluoressigsaure [German]; Monofluoroacetate; Monofluoroacetic acid; [ChemIDplus] UN2642

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Colorless solid; mp = 33 deg C; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Toxic component of poisonous South African gifblaar and other plants; [Merck Index] Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Can be absorbed through skin; Adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, CNS, and kidneys resulting in cardiac and renal failure; [ICSC] Emergency treatment: "Sodium fluoroacetate." [HSDB] See "Sodium fluoroacetate."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

12.8 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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