International Chemical Safety Cards

CHLOROTRIFLUOROMETHANE ICSC: 0420
CHLOROTRIFLUOROMETHANE
CFC 13
Monochlorotrifluoromethane
Trifluoromethyl Chloride
(cylinder)
CClF3
Molecular mass: 104.5
CAS # 75-72-9
RTECS # PA6410000
ICSC # 0420
UN # 1022
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.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. 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).
    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 take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Ventilation. NEVER direct water jet on liquid. In case of large spillage, extra personnel protection: complete protection with self-contained breathing apparatus.
    Fireproof if in building.

    UN Hazard Class: 2.2
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0420 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

    CHLOROTRIFLUOROMETHANE ICSC: 0420

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUEFIED GAS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The gas is heavier than air and may accumulate in low ceiling spaces causing deficiency of oxygen.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on burning or on contact with hot surfaces producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride and phosgene. Incompatible with certain metal powders (aluminium, zinc, beryllium).

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    On loss of containment this gas 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 , resulting in impaired functions. Exposure could cause lowering of consciousness. See Notes.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: -81.4C
    Melting point: -181C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.3
    Solubility in water: none
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to its impact on the ozone layer.
    N O T E S
    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.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-644
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0420 CHLOROTRIFLUOROMETHANE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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