Agent Name

Chlorine monofluoride

CAS Number

7790-89-8

Formula

Cl-F

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Chlorine fluoride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Corrosive Gases

Description

Colorless gas; Slightly yellow when liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as fluorinating reagent; [Hawley]

Comments

Extremely reactive; Instantly destroys glass; Ignites organic material on contact; Reacts violently with water; Highly corrosive to skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and respiratory tract; [Merck Index]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, as F, inhalable fraction

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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