Hexafluoropropylene

  • Hexafluoropropene
Formula
C3F6
Structure
Description
Hexafluoropropylene is an odorless, colorless gas.
Uses
Monomer for fluorinated ethylene-propylene copolymers.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
116-15-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
204-127-4
EC Index Number
602-061-00-4
EC Class
Harmful; Irritant
R 20 37
S 9 23 41
RTECS
UD0350000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
1858
Beilstein/Gmelin
1705671
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-00735
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-4239
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C3F6
Formula mass
150.03
Melting point, °C
-156
Boiling point, °C
-29
Vapor pressure, mmHg
4900 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
5.18
Critical temperature
94
Critical pressure
28.6
Density
1.583 g/cm3 (-40 C) (liquid)
Solubility in water
Hydrolyzes
Refractive index
1.583 (-40 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Protect from physical damage and heat. Containers may rupture or explode if exposed to heat.
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
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressure.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with strong oxidizing and reducing agents Incompatible with many amines, nitrides, azo/diazo compounds, alkali metals, and epoxides.
Decomposition
When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of hydrogen fluoride.

Fire.
Upper exp. limit, %
28.3
Fire fighting
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.
Fire potential
May burn but does not ignite readily.
Hazards
Containers may explode when heated. Ruptured cylinders may rocket.
Combustion products
When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes ofhydrogen fluoride.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Poison_Class
5
Exposure effects
Headache, dizziness, and disorientation are common. Cerebral edema may be found on autopsy. Dichlorodifluoromethane was not teratogenic in rats and rabbits. <br>The reproductive effects of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane were studied in rats. No adverse effects on reproductive performance was noted or on the development, maturation or reproductive performance of up to two successive generations.
   Ingestion
Nausea may develop. Ingestion of a small amount of trichlorofluoromethane resulted in necrosis and perforation of the stomach in one patient.
   Inhalation
Pulmonary irritation, bronchial constriction, cough, dyspnea, and chest tightness may develop after inhalation. Chronic pulmonary hyperreactivity may occur. Adult respiratory distress syndrome has been reported following acute inhalational exposures. Pulmonary edema is an autopsy finding in fatal cases.
   Skin
Dermal contact may result in defatting, irritation or contact dermatitis. Severe frostbite has been reported as an effect of freon exposure. Injection causes transient pain, erythema and edema.
   Eyes
EYES - Eye irritation occurs with ambient exposure. Frostbite of the lids may be severe. NOSE - Nasal irritation occurs with ambient exposure. THROAT - Irritation occurs. Frostbite of the lips, tongue, buccal mucosa and hard palate developed in a man after deliberate inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
These substances may cause frostbite to the upper airway and gastrointestinal tract after ingestion. Administer oxygen and manage airway as clinically indicated. Emesis, activated charcoal, and gastric lavage are not recommended.
   Inhalation
Provide a quiet calm atmosphere to prevent adrenaline surge if the patient is seen before the onset of cardiac arrhythmias. Minimize physical exertion.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists. If frostbite has occurred, refer to dermal treatment in the main body of this document for rewarming.
   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. Ophthamologic consultation should be obtained in any symptomatic patients.

Transport.
UN number
1858
Response guide
Hazard class
2.2
36. Halogenated hydrocarbons
Std. Transport #
4904546