Agent Name

Trifluoroethene

CAS Number

359-11-5

Formula

C2-H-F3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ethene, trifluoro-; Ethylene, trifluoro-; Trifluoroethylene; Ethene, 1,1,2-trifluoro-; [ChemIDplus] R-1123; [MSDSonline] UN1954

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless gas; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make fluorinated plastics and inert fluids; [HSDB]

Comments

May polymerize on exposure to heat or oxygen; In confined space spill, may displace air and act as simple asphyxiant; Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; [MSDSonline] Inhalation causes general anesthesia in lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mouse) = 2,000,000 mg/m3/2h

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Compressed gas, flammable, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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