Dichlorotetrafluoroethane

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Description

A colorless, noncorrosive, and nonflammable gas used as a solvent and fire supressant. Dichlorotetrafluoroethane was formerly used as an air conditioner fluid and a refrigerant. Its use was banned in the late 20th century because of damage to atmospheric ozone.

See chlorofluorocarbon.

Synonyms and Related Terms

fluorocarbon-114; Freon 114; tetrafluorodichloroethane; cryofluorane; Frigen 114; Arcton 114; refrigerant 114

Other Properties

Soluble in ethanol, ether. Insoluble in water.

Composition CClF2CClF2
CAS 76-14-2
Melting Point -94
Density 1.53
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 170.92
Refractive Index 1.3092
Boiling Point 3.55

Hazards and Safety

Overexposure of gas may cause dizziness, convulsions, coma and cardiac arrest due to ashpyxiation. Liquid may cause frostbite or burns.

National Refrigerants: MSDS

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