Agent Name

Xenon difluoride

CAS Number

13709-36-9

Formula

F2-Xe

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Xenon fluoride; [ChemIDplus] UN3087

Category

Fluorides, Inorganic

Description

Colorless solid; [Merck Index] Colorless crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An oxidizing agent; May cause fire on contact with combustible materials; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; Effects in high-dose animal studies include abnormal liver function tests, convulsions, and cyanosis; [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

LC50 (mice) = 445 mg/m3/2h

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Oxidizing solid, toxic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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