International Chemical Safety Cards

TETRAFLUOROMETHANE ICSC: 0575
TETRAFLUOROMETHANE
Carbon tetrafluoride
Freon 14
Halon 14
(cylinder)
CF4
Molecular mass: 88.01
CAS # 75-73-0
RTECS # FG4920000
ICSC # 0575
UN # 1982
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.


EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Confusion. Dizziness. Headache.
    Ventilation.
    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. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES

  • Face shield.
    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 (extra personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus).


    UN Hazard Class: 2.2
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0575 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

    TETRAFLUOROMETHANE ICSC: 0575

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS COLOURLESS COMPRESSED GAS.

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

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    On contact with hot surfaces or flames this substance decomposes forming hydrofluoric acid.

    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:
    Rapid evaporation of the liquid may cause frostbite. The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system , resulting in cardiac disorders. Exposure at high levels may result in unconsciousness. See Notes.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: -127.8C
    Melting point: -183.6C
    Solubility in water: none
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.04
    Auto-ignition temperature: >1100C
    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. Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding. Turn leaking cylinder with the leak up to prevent escape of gas in liquid state.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20G39
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0575 TETRAFLUOROMETHANE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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