A colorless, noncorrosive, and nonflammable gas that is used as a leak detecting agent and as a fire suppressant. Dichlorodifluoromethane was formerly used as an aerosol propellant and a refrigerant. Its use was banned in the late 20th century because of damage to atmospheric ozone.
See also chlorofluorocarbon.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Fluorocarbon-12; difluorodichloroethane; Freon 12; Genetron 12; Halon; Isotron 2
Soluble in ethanol and ether. Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 120.9|
Hazards and Safety
Overexposure to gas may cause dizziness, convulsions, coma and cardiac arrest due to asphyxiation.
The liquid may cause frostbite