International Chemical Safety Cards

VINYL FLUORIDE ICSC: 0598
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Fluoroethene
Fluoroethylene
C2H3F
Molecular mass: 46.1
(cylinder)
2 Flammable Gas placard ICSC #    0598
CAS #     75-02-5
RTECS # YZ7351000
UN #        1860 (stabilized)
August 10, 1997 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Extremely flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
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.
EXPLOSION Gas/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Dizziness. Nausea. Shortness of breath.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
Cold-insulating gloves.
ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes.
 •EYES (See Skin).
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 take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION


SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. NEVER direct water jet on liquid. Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Store only if stabilized.

UN Hazard Class: 2.1
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0598 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

VINYL FLUORIDE ICSC: 0598
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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 polymerize freely. The substance decomposes on heating and on burning producing toxic gases ( hydrogen fluoride ).

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 1 ppm as TWA; A2 (suspected human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2005).
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: TWA 1 ppm C 5 ppm use 1910.1017
NIOSH IDLH: N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly on loss of containment.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The liquid may cause frostbite. Exposure may result in unconsciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: -72C
Melting point: -161C
Solubility in water:
none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.6
Flash point: Flammable Gas
Auto-ignition temperature: 385C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.6-21.7
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death. Check oxygen content before entering area. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20S1860 or 20G2F-9
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0598 VINYL FLUORIDE
(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.