Tetrafluorohydrazine

  • Nitrogen fluoride
  • Dinitrogen tetrafluoride
  • Perfluorohydrazine
Formula
F4N2
Structure
Description
colorless gas
Uses
Used in organic synthesis and as an oxidizing agent in fuel for rockets.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
10036-47-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
233-114-6
RTECS
QX0175000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
1955
Beilstein/Gmelin
2062 (G)
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-2918
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
F4N2
Formula mass
104.02
Melting point, °C
-164.5
Boiling point, °C
-74
Density
0.004251 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.38

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
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. Use water spray to knock-down vapors.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Explodes or ignites on contact with reducing agents at normal temperatures, including alcohols, amines, ammonia, beryllium alkyls, boranes, dicyanogen, hydrazines, hydrocarbons, hydrogen, nitroalkanes, powdered metals, silanes, or thiols.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Do not extinguish fire unless flow can be stopped. Apply water from as far a distance as possible. Extinguish fire using agent suitable for type of surrounding fire. (Material itself does not burn or burns with difficulty.)

Health.
Poison_Class
2
Exposure effects
The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.
UN number
1955
Response guide
Std. Transport #
4920556