Agent Name

Pentafluoroethane

CAS Number

354-33-6

Formula

C2-H-F5

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1,1,1,2,2-Pentafluoroethane; 1,1,2,2,2-Pentafluoroethane; F 125; FC 125; Fron 125; HCFC 125; HFC-125; Khladon 125; R 125; Ethane, 1,1,1,2,2-pentafluoro-; Ethane, pentafluoro-; [ChemIDplus] UN3220

Category

Chlorofluorocarbons

Description

A nonflammable gas; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a replacement for chlorofluorocarbons; [HSDB] Used as a refrigerant, fire extinguishing agent, plastic foam blowing agent, and solvent in special applications; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP]

Comments

Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; A simple asphyxiant; [CAMEO] Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; In confined space spill, may displace air and act as simple asphyxiant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

1000 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 2,910,000 mg/m3/4h

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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