International Chemical Safety Cards

HALOTHANE ICSC: 0277
HALOTHANE
2-Bromo-2-chloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane
BrClCHCF3
Molecular mass: 197.4
CAS # 151-67-7
RTECS # KH6550000
ICSC # 0277
UN # 1610

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

  • INHALATION
  • Confusion. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Nausea.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Roughness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    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 take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Cool. Keep in the dark. Ventilation along the floor.

    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
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    ICSC: 0277 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    HIGHLY VOLATILE COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen bromide, hydrogen chloride and hydrogen fluoride. The substance decomposes under the influence of light.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 50 ppm; 404 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1992-1993).
    PDK: 20 mg/m3 C (USSR 1993).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system and central nervous system. Exposure at high levels may result in unconsciousness. Medical observation is indicated.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the liver and kidneys. May cause reproductive toxicity in humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 50C
    Melting point: -118C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.87
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: poor
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 32.4
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.9 (calculated)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    0.01% Thymol is used as a stabilizer. Fluothane is a trade name.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0277 HALOTHANE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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