- Fluorocarbon 133a
1-Chloro-2,2,2-trifluoroethane is a colorless, odorless gas.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1354 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
1.389 g/cm3 (0 C)
Solubility in water
1.309 (0 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Hazards and Protection.
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Cold-insulating gloves. Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard.
Can react violently with strong reducing agents such as the very active metals and the active metals.
Extinguish fire using agent suitable for type of surrounding fire. (Material itself does not burn or burns with difficulty.) Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
May burn but does not ignite readily.
Containers may explode when heated. Ruptured cylinders may rocket.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Unlikely to occur.
Acute effects - unconsciousness, suffocation.<BR>Chronic effects - Animal tests show that this substance may cause toxic effects upon human reproduction.
Frostbite on contact with liquid.
Seek medical assistance.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with liquefied gas, thaw frosted parts with lukewarm water.
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.