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1,1,2-TRICHLORO-1,2,2-TRIFLUOROETHANE
ICSC: 0050
Peer-Review Status: 03.07.2002 Validated
Trichlorotrifluoroethane
CFC 113
R 113 
CAS #: 76-13-1 RTECS #: KJ4000000
EINECS #: 200-936-1
    Formula: C2Cl3F3 / Cl2FCCClF2
Molecular mass: 187.4

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible under specific conditions. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION     In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Irregular heartbeat. Confusion. Drowsiness. Unconciousness.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from metals and alloys. See Chemical Dangers. Cool. Ventilation along the floor. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS VOLATILE LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air and may accumulate in lowered spaces causing a deficiency of oxygen. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on contact with hot surfaces or flames. This produces toxic and corrosive gases of of hydrogen chloride (see ICSC 0163), phosgene (see ICSC 0007), hydrogen fluoride (see ICSC 0283) and carbonyl fluoride (see ICSC 0633). Reacts violently with powdered metals. This generates fire and explosion hazard. Attacks magnesium and its alloys. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 1000 ppm as TWA; 1250 ppm as STEL; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 500 ppm, 3900 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: II(2); Pregnancy risk group: D; (DFG 2006). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
On loss of containment this substance can cause suffocation by lowering the oxygen content of the air in confined areas. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system and central nervous system. This may result in cardiac disorders and central nervous system depression. Exposure could cause lowering of consciousness. See Notes. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 48°C
Melting point: -36°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.56
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.02
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 36
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 3.0
Auto-ignition temperature: 680°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.30  
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to its impact on the ozone layer. 

NOTES
High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death.
Check oxygen content before entering area.
The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient.
Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
Freon 113, Frigen 113, Halon 113 are trade names.
Card has been partially updated in July 2007: see Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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