International Chemical Safety Cards

DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE ICSC: 0048
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Difluorodichloromethane
R 12
CFC 12
CCl2F2
Molecular mass: 120.9
(cylinder)
2 Non-Flammable Gas placard ICSC #    0048
CAS #     75-71-8
RTECS # PA8200000
UN #        1028
July 03, 2002 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cardiac arrhythmia. Confusion. Drowsiness. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
Cold-insulating gloves.
ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation.
Separated from incompatible materials . See Chemical Dangers. Cool. Ventilation along the floor.
Special insulated cylinder.
UN Hazard Class: 2.2
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0048 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS COMPRESSED LIQUEFIED GAS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The gas is heavier than air and may accumulate in low ceiling spaces causing deficiency of oxygen.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On contact with hot surfaces or flames this substance decomposes forming toxic and corrosive gases(hydrogen chloride ICSC 0163,phosgene ICSC 0007,hydrogen fluoride ICSC 0283,carbonyl fluoride ICSC 0633). Reacts violently with metals such as zinc and powdered aluminium . Attacks magnesium and its alloys.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 1000 ppm as TWA A4 (ACGIH 2001).
MAK: 1000 ppm; 5000 mg/m; IV, C (DFG 2001).
OSHA PEL: TWA 1000 ppm (4950 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 1000 ppm (4950 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 15,000 ppm See: 75718


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

INHALATION RISK:
On loss of containment this liquid evaporates very quickly displacing the air and causing a serious risk of suffocation when in confined areas.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
Rapid evaporation of the liquid may cause frostbite. The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system and central nervous system , resulting in cardiac disorders and central nervous system depression. Exposure could cause lowering of consciousness. See Notes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: -30C
Melting point: -158C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.5
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.03
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 568
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.2
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.16
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to its impact on the ozone layer.
N O T E S
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. Turn leaking cylinder with the leak up to prevent escape of gas in liquid state. Freon 12, Frigen 12, Halon 122 are trade names.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20G2A
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0048 DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.