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VINYL FLUORIDE
(cylinder)
ICSC: 0598
Peer-Review Status: 10.08.1997 Validated
Fluoroethene
Fluoroethylene 
CAS #: 75-02-5 RTECS #: YZ7351000
UN #: 1860 (stabilized)
EINECS #: 200-832-6
    Formula: C2H3F
Molecular mass: 46.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Extremely flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Shut off supply; if not possible and no risk to surroundings, let the fire burn itself out. In other cases extinguish with powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Gas/air mixtures are explosive.  Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.  In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Dizziness. Nausea. Shortness of breath.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
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 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
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. NEVER direct water jet on liquid. Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 2.1 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20S1860 or 20G2F-9.  Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Store only if stabilized. 

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

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. 

Chemical dangers
The substance may freely polymerize. Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic gases of hydrogen fluoride. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 1ppm as TWA; A2 (suspected human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2005). 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly on loss of containment. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The liquid may cause frostbite. Exposure could cause unconsciousness. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: -72°C
Melting point: -161°C
Solubility in water: none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.6
Flash point: Flammable gas
Auto-ignition temperature: 385°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.6-21.7 
 

NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death.
Check oxygen content before entering area.
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See section Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Vinyl Fluoride (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 63, 1995)