- Chlorine oxyfluoride
Colorless gas. Characteristic sweet odor.
In organic synthesis to introduce fluorine atoms into organic molecule, as oxidizing agent, as insulator for high voltage systems.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
8944 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
1.434 (liquid)g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
0.06 g / 100 ml
Heat of fusion
Heat of vaporization
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.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. Use water spray to knock-down vapors.
Extinguish fire using agent suitable for type of surrounding fire. (Material itself does not burn or burns with difficulty.) Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Substance does not burn but will support combustion.
Vapors from liquefied gas are initially heavier than air and spread along ground. These are strong oxidizers and will react vigorously or explosivelywith many materials including fuels. May ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). Some will react violently with air, moist air and/or water. Containers may explode when heated. Ruptured cylinders may rocket.
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
OSHA PEL: TWA 3 ppm (13.5 mg/m3) NIOSH REL: TWA 3 ppm (14 mg/m3) ST 6 ppm (28 mg/m3) NIOSH IDLH: 100 ppm
Nausea and vomiting may occur.
Dyspnea and tachypnea may occur.
Central cyanosis unresponsive to oxygen therapy is classic.
Contact with gas or liquefied gas may cause burns, severe injury and/or frostbite.
Emesis: ipecac-induced vomiting is not recommended because of the potential for cns depression and seizures. Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents. Consider after ingestion of a potentially life-threatening amount of poison if it can be performed soon after ingestion (generally within 1 hour). Oxygen - administer oxygen to all cyanotic or symptomatic patients. Methemoglobinemia: administer 1 to 2 mg/kg of 1% methylene blue slowly iv in symptomatic patients. Additional doses may be required. Shock and cardiac arrest - treat routinely. Adjunctive therapy - exchange transfusions and hyperbaric oxygen may be useful in severe cases.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. Effects may be delayed.
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. In case of contact with liquefied gas, thaw frosted parts with lukewarm water. Effects may be delayed.
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. Effects may be delayed.
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