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VINYL FLUORIDEICSC: 0598
April 2017
CAS #: 75-02-5Fluoroethene
Fluoroethylene
UN #: 1860 (stabilized)
EINECS #: 200-832-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Extremely flammable.  Gas/air mixtures are explosive.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.  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.  In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. 

 AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Headache. Dizziness. Confusion. Incoordination. Nausea. Vomiting. Shortness of breath.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. 
Skin ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.  Cold-insulating gloves. Protective clothing.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Eyes See Skin.  Wear 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 refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion      

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. NEVER direct water jet on liquid. Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Remove fumes with fine water spray. Do NOT wash away into sewer. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

flam;flamecylinder;gascancer;health haz
DANGER
Extremely flammable gas
Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated
May cause cancer 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 2.1 

STORAGE
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Store only if stabilized. 
PACKAGING
 
VINYL FLUORIDE ICSC: 0598
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

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 freely polymerize. Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic gases of hydrogen fluoride. 

Formula: C2H3F / CH2=CHF
Molecular mass: 46.1
Boiling point: -72°C
Melting point: -161°C
Solubility in water: none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.6
Flash point: Flammable gas
Auto-ignition temperature: 385°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.6-21.7 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The liquid may cause frostbite. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly on loss of containment. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans. 


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 1 ppm as TWA; A2 (suspected human carcinogen) 

ENVIRONMENT
No data. 

NOTES
High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death.
Check oxygen content before entering area. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Vinyl Fluoride (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 63, 1995)