International Chemical Safety Cards

DICHLOROMONOFLUOROMETHANE ICSC: 1106
DICHLOROMONOFLUOROMETHANE
Fluorodichloromethane
Fluorocarbon 21
Refrigerant 21
(cylinder)
CHCl2F
Molecular mass: 102.9
CAS # 75-43-4
RTECS # PA8400000
ICSC # 1106
UN # 1029
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

In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Drowsiness. Unconsciousness.
    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. Protective clothing.
    ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES

  • 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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Ventilation. NEVER direct water jet on liquid. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof if in building. Separated from strong acids, chemically active metals. Cool. Keep in a well-ventilated room.

    UN Hazard Class: 2.2
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1106 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

    DICHLOROMONOFLUOROMETHANE ICSC: 1106

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The gas is heavier than air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing corrosive and highly toxic fumes (hydrogen chloride - see ICSC # 0163, hydrogen fluoride - see ICSC # 0283, and phosgene - see ICSC # 0007). Reacts violently with chemically active metals. Reacts with acids or acid fumes producing highly toxic fumes (chlorine, fluorine). Attacks some forms of plastics, rubber and coatings.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 10 ppm; 42 mg/m3 as TWA (ACGIH 1991-1992).


    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 central nervous system at high concentrations. Exposure far above OEL could cause the heart to beat irregularly.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 8.9C
    Melting point: -135C
    Solubility in water: poor (1 g/100 ml at 20C)
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 160
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.8
    Auto-ignition temperature: 522C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.55
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to ozone layer.
    NOTES
    Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. 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. Freon 21, Genetron 21, Arcton 7 and Algofrene type 5 are trade names.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1106 DICHLOROMONOFLUOROMETHANE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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