International Chemical Safety Cards

TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID ICSC: 1673
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Perfluoroacetic acid
Trifluoroethanoic acid
C2HF3O2 / CF3COOH
Molecular mass: 114.0
8 Corrosive placard ICSC #    1673
CAS #     76-05-1
RTECS # AJ9625000
UN #        2699
EC #         607-091-00-1
April 20, 2007 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.
NO contact with base(s),
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Burning sensation. Laboured breathing.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain. Serious skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •INGESTION Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Abdominal pain. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: Gas-tight chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in sealable plastic containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Separated from strong bases, metals , oxidants , food and feedstuffs . Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Note: B
C symbol
R: 20-35-52/53
S: 1/2-9-26-27-28-45-61
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Packing Group: I
Signal: Danger
Corr-Health haz
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Causes damage to respiratory tract if inhaled
Harmful to aquatic life
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1673 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:
FUMING, COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on contact with hot surfaces or flames producing toxic fumes . The substance is a medium strong acid. Reacts violently with strong bases , reducing agents and oxidants producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen fluoride . Attacks many metals forming flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC 0001). Attacks some forms of rubber.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
Serious local effects by all routes of exposure.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. Inhalation of the fumes may cause lung oedema (see Notes).

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 72°C
Melting point: -15°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.5
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 100
(very good)
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 11
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.9
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.3
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -2.1
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation is therefore essential.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80GC3-I
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1673 TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID
(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.