- Freon 116
- Ethane, hexafluoro
Hexafluoroethane is a colorless, odorless gas.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
S 23 38
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
23028 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
1.590 g/cm3 (-78C)
Solubility in water
0.014 cp (25 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of fusion
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry location - away from heat. Protect from 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.
Wear appropriate chemical protective clothing.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus.
Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. Use water spray to knock-down vapors.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressure.
Can react violently with strong reducing agents such as the very active metals and the active metals Can react with strong oxidizing agents or weaker oxidizing agents under extremes of temperature.
Oxides of carbon, hydrogen fluoride.
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. Do not use water on material itself. Use water spray to knock-down vapors.
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.
Vapors may cause dizziness or asphyxiation without warning.
Contact with gas or liquefied gas may cause burns, severe injury and/or frostbite.
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.
Wash with large amounts of water or normal saline until no evidence of chemical remains (at least 15-20 minutes). Get medical attention immediately.