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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]
MW:
165.0
BP:
220°F
FRZ:
-31°F
Sol:
Slight
VP:
23 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr(77°F): 1.42
Fl.P:
?
UEL:
?
LEL(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   See ICSC CARD: 1636
 
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