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CHLOROTRIFLUOROMETHANE
(cylinder)
ICSC: 0420
Peer-Review Status: 23.10.1995 Validated
CFC 13
Monochlorotrifluoromethane
Trifluoromethyl chloride 
CAS #: 75-72-9 RTECS #: PA6410000
UN #: 1022
EINECS #: 200-894-4
    Formula: CClF3
Molecular mass: 104.5

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting.  NO contact with hot surfaces.   
EXPLOSION     In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Confusion. Dizziness. Headache.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.  Cold-insulating gloves.  ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. 
Eyes See Skin.  Wear safety goggles, face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion      

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation. NEVER direct water jet on liquid.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 2.2 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20G2A.  Fireproof if in building. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUEFIED GAS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
The gas is heavier than air and may accumulate in lowered spaces causing a deficiency of oxygen. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. Decomposes on contact with hot surfaces. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride and phosgene. Incompatible with certain metal powders (aluminium, zinc, beryllium). 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):.
MAK: 1000 ppm, 4300 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: II(8); Pregnancy risk group: D; (DFG 2006). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation. 

Inhalation risk
On loss of containment this substance can cause suffocation by lowering the oxygen content of the air in confined areas. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system. This may result in impaired functions. Exposure could cause lowering of consciousness. See Notes. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: -81.4°C
Melting point: -181°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.3
Solubility in water: none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6  
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to its impact on the ozone layer. 

NOTES
High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death.
Check oxygen content before entering area.
Physician should give special attention to the drugs used in treatment because of the effects of the substance on cardiac rhythm.
Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
Arcton 13, FCC 13, Freon 13, Frigen 13, Genetron 13 and Isceon 13 are trade names.
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
Card has been partially updated in July 2007: see Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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