Agent Name

Phosphorus trifluoride

CAS Number

7783-55-3

Formula

F3-P

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Phosphorous fluoride; Phosphorous trifluoride; TL 75; Trifluorophosphine; [ChemIDplus] Phosphorus (III) fluoride; [MSDSonline]

Category

Fluorides, Inorganic

Description

Colorless gas; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Has little commercial importance; [Ullmann]

Comments

A strong skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; Inhalation my cause pulmonary edema; [Merck Index] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Can be absorbed through skin; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "FLUORIDES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (mice) = 1,900 mg/m3/10min

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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