3,4'-bis(Trifluoromethyl)benzophenone

  • Methanone, [3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl][4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-
Formula
C15H8F6O
Structure
Description
White powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
21084-22-0
R 36/37/38
Beilstein/Gmelin
3064970

Properties.
Formula
C15H8F6O
Formula mass
318.21
Melting point, °C
97 - 98
Boiling point, °C
308
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
5.09

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal.
Stability
Stable under normal shipping and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
Chronic inhalation and ingestion may cause fluorosis with skeletal abnormalities. Chronic exposure to fluoride compounds may cause systemic toxicity.
   Ingestion
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. Exposure to fluoride compounds can result in systemic toxic effects on the heart, liver, and kidneys. It may also deplete calcium levels in the body leading to hypocalcemia and death.
   Inhalation
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
No information regarding skin irritation and other potential effects was found.
   Eyes
No information regarding eye irritation and other potential effects was found.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.