Agent Name

Trifluoro(trifluoromethyl)oxirane

Alternative Name

Hexafluoropropylene oxide

CAS Number

428-59-1

Formula

C3-F6-O

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Hexafluoropropylene oxide; Hexafluoro-1,2-epoxypropane; Hexafluoroepoxypropane; Hexafluoropropene epoxide; Hexafluoropropene oxide; Hexafluoropropylene epoxide; HFPO; Oxirane, trifluoro(trifluoromethyl)-; Perfluoropropylene oxide; Propane, 1,2-epoxy-1,1,2,3,3,3-hexafluoro-; Propylene oxide hexafluoride; [ChemIDplus] UN1956

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Colorless odorless gas; Shipped liquefied under its vapor pressure; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as monomer for heat-resistant hexafluoropropylene oxide polymers; [HSDB]

Comments

May polymerize; Containers may explode from prolonged heat; Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; In confined space spill, may displace air and act as simple asphyxiant; [CAMEO] May explode if heated under confinement; An irritant; In confined space spill, may displace air and act as simple asphyxiant; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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