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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Carbon tetrafluoride

RTECS #

FG4920000

CAS #

75-73-0

Updated

May 2009

Molecular Weight

88.01

Molecular Formula

CF4

Synonyms

Arcton 0
Carbon fluoride
CFC 14
F 14
FC 14
Freon 14
Halocarbon 14
Halon 14
Methane, tetrafluoro-
Perfluoromethane
R 14 (Refrigerant)
Refrigerant 14
Refrigerant R 14
Tetrafluorocarbon

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat Lowest published lethal concentration: 895000 ppm/15MMRLR** #23,1950

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAtime-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-HUNGARYtime-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, short term exposure limit 10 mg(F)/m3, Skin, SEP2000
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAshort term exposure limit 3000 mg/m3, MAR2004

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 81763; Number of Industries 8; Total Number of Facilities 127; Number of Occupations 14; Total Number of Employees Exposed 3677; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 1367
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 81763; Number of Industries 5; Total Number of Facilities 926; Number of Occupations 8; Total Number of Employees Exposed 5737

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA Section 8(d) unpublished health/safety studies
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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