Agent Name

Xenon hexafluoride

CAS Number

13693-09-9

Formula

F6-Xe

Major Category

Other Classes

Category

Fluorides, Inorganic

Description

Colorless solid with a greenish-yellow vapor; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Proposed to be used as a mild fluorinating agent for aromatic systems and in high-power lasers; [Ullmann]

Comments

Hydrolyzes forming xenon oxygen tetrafluoride and xenon trioxide; A stronger oxidizing and fluorinating agent than the other xenon fluoride compounds (XeF2 and XeF4); [Merck Index] 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

Vapor Pressure

30 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 34 mg/m3/2h

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