Agent Name

Hexafluoroethane

CAS Number

76-16-4

Formula

C2-F6

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

F 116; Freon 116; Perfluoroethane; R 116; Ethane, 1,1,1,2,2,2-hexafluoro-; Ethane, hexafluoro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2193

Category

Chlorofluorocarbons

Description

Colorless odorless gas; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as dielectric, coolant, aerosol propellant, and refrigerant; [Hawley]

Comments

In confined space spill, may displace air and act as simple asphyxiant; Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; [CAMEO] In confined space spill, may displace air and act as simple asphyxiant; Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression and cardiac arrhythmias; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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