Fluomine

  • Cobalt(II), N,N'-ethylenebis(3-fluorosalicyclideneiminato)
  • Bis(3-fluorosalicylal)ethylenediaminecobalt(II)
Formula
C16H12CoF2N2O2
Structure
Uses
Medication.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
62207-76-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
263-458-2
RTECS
GG0575000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C16H12CoF2N2O2
Formula mass
361.23

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
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.
Handling
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.
Protection
For temporary operations which produce dust or fume or when ventilation is not practicable, an air-line respirator should be worn. If ventilation is not satisfactory, dust and/or fume respirator can be used. The maintenance worker should wear protective clothing, personal protection equipment, including eye protection, and suitable respiratory protective equipment.
Respirators
Any self contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece and operated in a pressure demand or other positive pressure mode or any supplied air respirator with a full facepiece and operated in a pressure demand or other positive pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self contained breathing apparatus operated in pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.
Small spills/leaks
Avoid inhalation.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Hazards
When heated to decomposition, it emits very toxic fumes of fluorine containing compounds and nitrogen oxides.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
OSHA: PEL (8 h TWA): 0.1 mg/m3.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Esophageal or gastrointestinal tract irritation might develop following ingestion.
   Inhalation
As an irritant, fluomine exposure may produce respiratory irritation, sensitization and pulmonary edema.
   Skin
Due to its irritant properties, fluomine may cause dermal irritation and sensitization.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Following ingestion and/or prior to gastric evacuation, immediately dilute with 4 to 8 ounces (120 to 240 ml) of milk or water (not to exceed 15 ml/kg in a child). Consider after ingestion of a potentially life-threatening amount of poison if it can be performed soon after ingestion (generally within 1 hour). Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents. Observe patients with ingestion carefully for the possible development of esophageal or gastrointestinal tract irritation or burns. If signs or symptoms of esophageal irritation or burns are present, consider endoscopy to determine the extent of injury. Carefully observe patients with ingestion exposure for the development of any systemic signs or symptoms and administer symptomatic treatment as necessary.
   Inhalation
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with beta2 agonist and corticosteroid aerosols.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
   Eyes
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.

Transport.