Agent Name

1,1,1,3,3,3-Hexafluoropropane

CAS Number

690-39-1

Formula

C3-H2-F6

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2,2-Dihydroperfluoropropane; Bistrifluoromethylmethane; HFC 236fa; R 236fa; Propane, 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chlorofluorocarbons

Description

Liquefied gas; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Developed as a replacement for chlorofluorocarbons to be used as a refrigerant and fire extinguishing agent; [AIHA]

Comments

May cause frostbite; Inhalation of high concentrations may cause cardiac sensitization and unconsciousness; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

1000 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) > 195,000 ppm/4h

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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