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VINYL FLUORIDE ICSC: 0598
Date of Peer Review: October 1997

Fluoroethene
Fluoroethylene
(cylinder)
CAS # 75-02-5 C2H3F
RTECS # YZ7351000 Molecular mass: 46.1
UN # 1860 (stabilized)
EC Index #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Extremely flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Shut off supply; if not possible and no risk to surroundings, let the fire burn itself out; in other cases extinguish with powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Gas/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


Inhalation Dizziness. Nausea. Shortness of breath.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
Cold-insulating gloves.
ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes.
Eyes (See Skin).
Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion


SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. NEVER direct water jet on liquid. Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 2.1

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20S1860 or 20G2F-9
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Store only if stabilized.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2005

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VINYL FLUORIDE ICSC: 0598
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS COMPRESSED LIQUEFIED GAS, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance may polymerize freely. The substance decomposes on heating and on burning producing toxic gases (hydrogen fluoride).

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 1 ppm as TWA; A2 (suspected human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2005).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly on loss of containment.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The liquid may cause frostbite. Exposure may result in unconsciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: -72C
Melting point: -161C
Solubility in water: none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.6
Flash point: Flammable Gas
Auto-ignition temperature: 385C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.6-21.7
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death. Check oxygen content before entering area. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Emergency Response.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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