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A colorless, noncorrosive, and nonflammable gas used as a solvent and fire suppressant. 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


  • Overexposure of gas may cause dizziness, convulsions, coma and cardiac arrest due to asphyxiation.
  • Liquid may cause frostbite or burns.
  • Sigma Aldrich: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in ethanol, ether. Insoluble in water.

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

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