Agent Name

Monofluorophosphoric acid

CAS Number

13537-32-1

Formula

F-H2-O3-P

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Fluorophosphonic acid (F(HO)2PO); Fluorophosphonic acid, mono-; Fluorophosphoric acid (H2PO3F); Fluorophosphoric acid, anhydrous; Phosphorofluoridic acid; [ChemIDplus] UN1776

Category

Fluorides, Inorganic

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in metal cleaners, electrolytic or chemical polishing agents, and to make protective coatings on metal surfaces; [Hawley]

Comments

A strong tissue irritant; [Hawley] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "FLUORIDES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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