Agent Name

Bromotrifluoroethylene

CAS Number

598-73-2

Formula

C2-Br-F3

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Bromotrifluoroethene; Trifluorobromoethylene; Trifluorovinyl bromide; Ethene, 1-bromo-1,2,2-trifluoro-; Ethene, bromotrifluoro-; Ethylene, bromotrifluoro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2419

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Colorless gas; Clear oily liquid if polymerized (available in different viscosities and densities); [CAMEO] Liquefied gas; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

BFE polymers: Used in inertial guidance systems; [Hawley]

Comments

A dangerous fire hazard; [Hawley] Highly flammable; May polymerize; Reacts with air; In confined space spill, may displace air and act as simple asphyxiant; Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; [CAMEO] Pyrophoric; Effects in high-dose animal studies include acute tubular necrosis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 279 ppm/4h

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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