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TRIFLUOROCHLOROETHYLENE
(cylinder)
ICSC: 0685
Peer-Review Status: 03.04.2002 Validated
Chlorotrifluoroethylene
Trifluorovinyl chloride 
CAS #: 79-38-9 RTECS #: KV0525000
UN #: 1082
EINECS #: 201-201-8
    Formula: C2ClF3
Molecular mass: 116.47

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE 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 water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Gas/air mixtures are explosive.  Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).  In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Dizziness. Nausea.  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   Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.   

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Remove vapour with fine water spray. Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 2.3; UN Subsidiary Risks: 2.1 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20G2TF.
NFPA Code: H-; F4; R0. 
Fireproof. Cool. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS ODOURLESS GAS. 

Physical dangers
The gas mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed. 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms toxic and corrosive gases including hydrogen chloride (see ICSC 0163) and hydrogen fluoride (see ICSC 0283). 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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. The substance may cause effects on the kidneys. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: -28°C
Melting point: -158°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.3
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25°C: 612
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.02
Flash point: -27.8°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 24-40.3 
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to its impact on the ozone layer. 

NOTES
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005.
See flash point. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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