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Methoxyflurane

Synonyms & Trade Names
2,2-Dichloro-1,1-difluoroethyl methyl ether, 2,2-Dichloro-1,1-difluoro-1-methoxyethane, Methoflurane, Methoxyfluorane, Penthrane
CAS No.
76-38-0
RTECS No.
KN7820000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
CHCl2CF2OCH3
Conversion
1 ppm = 6.75 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
C 2 ppm (13.5 mg/m3) [60-minute] [*Note: REL for exposure to waste anesthetic gas.]
OSHA PEL
none
Measurement Methods
None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a fruity odor. [inhalation anesthetic]
Molecular Weight
165.0
Boiling Point
220°F
Freezing Point
-31°F
Solubility
Slight
Vapor Pressure
23 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
(77°F): 1.42
Flash Point
?
Upper Exposive Limit
?
Lower Explosive Limit
(176°F): 7%
Combustible Liquid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes; central nervous system depression, analgesia, anesthesia, convulsions, resp depression; liver, kidney injury; In Animals: reproductive, teratogenic effects
Target Organs
Eyes, central nervous system, liver, kidneys, reproductive system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:No recommendation
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:No recommendation
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Change:No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 1636
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