Trichlorofluoromethane

  • Trichloromonofluoromethane
  • Fluorotrichloromethane
  • R 11
Formula
CCl3F
Structure
Description
A clear light colored liquid. Nearly odorless.
Uses
Substance is used in refrigeration machinery requiring a refrigerant effective at negative pressures.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
75-69-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-892-3
RTECS
PB6125000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Human Data
UN (DOT)
2599
Merck
12,9770
Beilstein/Gmelin
1732469
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-00054
RCRA
U121
EPA OPP
13
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1638
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
CCl3F
Formula mass
137.37
Melting point, °C
-111.1
Boiling point, °C
23.8
Vapor pressure, mmHg
665 (20 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
>1
Critical temperature
198
Critical pressure
43.52
Density
1.4995 g/cm3 (15 C)
Solubility in water
1 g/L
Viscosity
0.81 cp (-89 C)
Surface tension
18 g/s2 @ 25 C
Refractive index
1.3865 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.53
Heat of vaporization
25.1 kj/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store at room temperature. Venting: safety relief
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. Apply water spray or mist to knock down vapors. Land spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Dike surface flow using soil, sand bags, foamed polyurethane, or foamed concrete. Absorb bulk liquid with fly ash, cement powder, or commercial sorbents. Water spill: Use natural barriers or oil spill control booms to limit spill travel. Remove trapped material with suction hoses.
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with alkali or alkaline earth metals, powdered aluminum, zinc and beryllium Reacts violently with barium and lithium.
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, phosgene.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish fire using agent suitable for type of surrounding fire. (Material itself does not burn or burns with difficulty.) Keep run-off water out of sewers and water sources.
Fire potential
May burn but does not ignite readily
Hazards
Vapors from liquefied gas are initially heavier than air and spread along ground.
Combustion products
Produces irritating and toxic products when heated to decomposition temperatures.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
OSHA PEL: TWA 1000 ppm (5600 mg/m3) NIOSH REL: C 1000 ppm (5600 mg/m3) NIOSH IDLH: 2000 ppm
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
Vapors may cause dizziness or asphyxiation without warning.
   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
See Skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Volatile chemicals have a high risk of being aspirated into the victim's lungs during vomiting which increases the medical problems. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital.
   Inhalation
IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used.
   Skin
IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment.
   Eyes
First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.

Transport.
UN number
2599
Response guide
Hazard class
2.2
USCG CHRIS Code
TCF
 
Std. Transport #
4963376