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Fluorine

Synonyms & Trade Names
Fluorine-19
CAS No.
7782-41-4
RTECS No.
LM6475000
DOT ID & Guide
9192 167 (cryogenic liquid)
1045 124
Formula
F2
Conversion
1 ppm = 1.55 mg/m3
IDLH
25 ppm
See: 7782414
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 0.1 ppm (0.2 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
: TWA 0.1 ppm (0.2 mg/m3)
Measurement Methods

None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Pale-yellow to greenish gas with a pungent, irritating odor.
MW:
38.0
BP:
-307°F
FRZ:
-363°F
Sol:
Reacts
VP:
>1 atm
IP:
15.70 eV
Fl.P:
NA
UEL:
NA
LEL:
NA
RGasD:
1.31
Nonflammable Gas, but an extremely strong oxidizer.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Water, nitric acid, oxidizers, organic compounds [Note: Reacts violently with all combustible materials, except the metal containers in which it is shipped. Reacts with H2O to form hydrofluoric acid.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, nose, respiratory system; laryngeal spasm, wheezing; pulmonary edema; eye, skin burns; in animals: liver, kidney damage
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver, kidneys
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact (liquid)
Eyes: Prevent eye contact (liquid)
Wash skin: When contaminated (liquid)
Remove: When wet or contaminated (liquid)
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash (liquid), Quick drench (liquid)
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 1 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator*

Up to 2.5 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode*

Up to 5 ppm:
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Up to 25 ppm:
(APF = 2000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted canister providing protection against the compound of concern¿
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0046   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0109
 
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