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Sulfur fluoride

RTECS #: WS4900000

CAS #: 2551-62-4


UPDATE: May 2009 MW: 146.06 MF: F6S


NOTE:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. SYNONYMS:
  2. ACUTE TOXICITY DATA:
  3. REVIEWS:
  4. STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS:
  5. NIOSH DOCUMENTATION AND SURVEILLANCE:
  6. STATUS IN FEDERAL AGENCIES:
  7. REFERENCES:

SYNONYMS:

  1. Hexafluorure de soufre (French)
  2. Sulfur hexafluoride
  1. Sulfur hexafluoride (ACGIH:OSHA)


SKIN AND EYE IRRITATION DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


MUTATION DATA AND REFERENCES:

SYSTEM TEST ROUTE/
ORGANISM/
TISSUE
DOSE REFERENCE
N/R N/R N/R N/R


REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


TUMORIGENIC DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


ACUTE TOXICITY DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
inhalation
mammal (species unspecified)
lowest published lethal concentration: 300 gm/m3 Peripheral Nerve and Sensation: Flaccid paralysis with appropriate anesthesia

Behavioral: Muscle weakness

Behavioral: Rigidity (includes catalepsy)
VCVN5* -,354,1993
intravenous
rabbit
lethal dose (50 percent kill): 5,790 mg/kg N/R TOLED5 1000(Sp Iss 1),100,1980


OTHER MULTIPLE DOSE DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


REVIEWS:

ORGANIZATION STANDARD
REFERENCE

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3 DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2007
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value time-weighted average 1000 ppm DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2007
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value Not classifiable as human carcinogen DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2007


STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS:

ORGANIZATION STANDARD
REFERENCE

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) STANDARD - air time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3) DTLVS* 3,239,1971
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (General Industry) 8 hour time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3) CFRGBR 29,1910.1000,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Construction) 8 hour time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3) CFRGBR 29,1926.55,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Shipyards) 8 hour time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3) CFRGBR 29,1915.1000,1993
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Federal Contractors) 8 hour time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3) CFRGBR 41,50-204.50,1994
Occupational Exposure Limit - AUSTRALIA time-weighted average 1000 ppm (5970 mg/m3), JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit - AUSTRALIA time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit - BELGIUM time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6057 mg/m3), MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit - BELGIUM time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit - DENMARK time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3), OCT 2002
Occupational Exposure Limit - DENMARK time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, OCT 2002
Occupational Exposure Limit - EC time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, FEB 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit - FINLAND time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3), short term exposure limit 1250 ppm (7500 mg/m3), JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit - FRANCE VME 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3), FEB2006
Occupational Exposure Limit - GERMANY MAK 6100 mg/m3 (1000 mL/m3), 2005
Occupational Exposure Limit - GERMANY MAK 1 mg(F)/m3 (inhalable), 2005
Occupational Exposure Limit - HUNGARY time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, short term exposure limit 10 mg(F)/m3, Skin, SEP2000
Occupational Exposure Limit - KOREA time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3), 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit - MEXICO time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3);
short term exposure limit 1250 ppm, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit - MEXICO time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit - THE NETHERLANDS MAC-TGG 6000 mg/m3, 2003
Occupational Exposure Limit - NEW ZEALAND time-weighted average 1000 ppm (5970 mg/m3), JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit - NEW ZEALAND time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit - THE PHILIPPINES time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3), JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit - POLAND MAC(time-weighted average) 1 mg(HF)/m3, MAC(short term exposure limit) 3 mg(HF)/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit - RUSSIA short term exposure limit 5000 mg/m3, JUN2003
Occupational Exposure Limit - SWEDEN time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3), JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit - SWITZERLAND MAK- week 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3), DEC2006
Occupational Exposure Limit - TURKEY time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6000 mg/m3), JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit - UNITED KINGDOM time-weighted average 1000 ppm (6070 mg/m3);
short term exposure limit 1250 ppm, 2005
Occupational Exposure Limit - UNITED KINGDOM time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, 2005
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value;

Not classifiable as human carcinogen
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value
Not classifiable as human carcinogen


NIOSH DOCUMENTATION AND SURVEILLANCE:

ORGANIZATION STANDARD or SURVEY
REFERENCE

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO SULFUR HEXAFLUORIDE-air 10 hour time-weighted average 1000 ppm NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974 National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974: Hazard Code: 70865;
Number of Industries 4;
Total Number of Facilities 30;
Number of Occupations 4;
Total Number of Employees Exposed 177
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983 National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983: Hazard Code: 70865;
Number of Industries 9;
Total Number of Facilities 264;
Number of Occupations 11;
Total Number of Employees Exposed 9,282;
Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 1,529


STATUS IN FEDERAL AGENCIES:

ORGANIZATION
REFERENCE

EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
Used as dielectric
EPA TSCA Section 8(d) unpublished health/safety studies
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
NIOSH Analytical Method, 1994: Sulfur hexafluoride by portable GC, 6602


REFERENCES:

CODEN
REFERENCE

CFRGBR Code of Federal Regulations. (U.S. Government Printing Office, Supt. of Documents, Washington, DC 20402)
DTLVS* The Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) booklet issues by American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), Cincinnati, OH, 1996
NIOSH* National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Reports and Memoranda.
TOLED5 Toxicology Letters. (Elsevier Science Pub. B.V., POB 211, 1000 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands) V.1- 1977-
VCVN5* "Vrednie chemichescie veshestva. Neorganicheskie soedinenia elementov V-VII groopp" (Hazardous substances. Inornanic substances containing V-VII group elements), Bandman A.L. et al., Chimia, 1989.

Used as dielectric

NIOSH PROFILE (INORGANIC SULFUR), SRC, 4/78

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