Agent Name

Sulfur pentafluoride

CAS Number

5714-22-7

Formula

F10-S2

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Disulfur decafluoride; TL 70; Disulphur decafluoride; Sulfur decafluoride; Sulfur fluoride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Oxidizers

Description

Colorless liquid or gas (above 84 degrees F) with an odor like sulfur dioxide; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Not manufactured commercially; [ACGIH]

Comments

A by-product of sulfur hexafluoride synthesis, it has been shown to be a severe pulmonary irritant in animal studies. [ACGIH] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

Ceiling (ACGIH)

0.01 ppm

PEL (OSHA)

0.02 ppm

IDLH (NIOSH)

1 ppm

Excerpts from Documentation for IDLHs

Other animal data: It has been reported that exposure for 1 hour at 10 ppm caused multiple diffuse hemorrhagic lesions in the lungs of rats, one hour at 1 ppm caused severe congestion of the lungs, and 1 hour at 0.1 ppm had no effect [Greenberg and Lester 1950]. Human data: None relevant for use in determining the revised IDLH.

Vapor Pressure

561 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (mice) = 45,000 mg/m3/10M

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

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