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HEXAFLUOROETHANE Basic information
HEXAFLUOROETHANE Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:−100 °C(lit.)
  • Boiling point:−78 °C(lit.)
  • Density 1,607 g/cm3
  • vapor density 4.7 (vs air)
  • vapor pressure 430 psi ( 21 °C)
  • refractive index 1.2060
  • CAS DataBase Reference76-16-4(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • EPA Substance Registry SystemHexafluoroethane (76-16-4)
Safety Information
  • Hazard Codes Xi
  • Safety Statements 38
  • RIDADR UN 2193 2.2
  • WGK Germany 3
  • RTECS KI4110000
  • Hazard Note Irritant
  • TSCA T
  • HazardClass 2.2
  • Chemical Propertiescolourless gas
  • Chemical PropertiesHexafluoroethane is a colorless and odorless gas, or liquid under pressure.
  • UsesDielectric and coolant, aerosol propellant, refrigerant.
  • Synthesis Reference(s)Journal of the American Chemical Society, 77, p. 3007, 1955 DOI: 10.1021/ja01616a025
  • General DescriptionHEXAFLUOROETHANE is a colorless, odorless gas. HEXAFLUOROETHANE is relatively inert. The mixture is nonflammable and nontoxic, though asphyxiation may occur because of displacement of oxygen. Under prolonged exposure to fire or intense heat the containers may rupture violently and rocket.
  • Reactivity ProfileHEXAFLUOROETHANE is chemically inert in many situations, but can react violently with strong reducing agents such as the very active metals and the active metals. Can react with strong oxidizing agents or weaker oxidizing agents under extremes of temperature.
  • Health HazardVapors may cause dizziness or asphyxiation without warning. Vapors from liquefied gas are initially heavier than air and spread along ground. Contact with gas or liquefied gas may cause burns, severe injury and/or frostbite. Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
  • Fire HazardSome may burn but none ignite readily. Containers may explode when heated. Ruptured cylinders may rocket.
  • Potential ExposureIt is used as a coolant, in dielectric fluids; as a propellant and refrigerant.
  • ShippingUN2193 Hexafluoroethane or Refrigerant gas R-116, Hazard Class: 2.2; Labels: 2.2-Nonflammable compressed gas.
  • Purification MethodsPurify it for pyrolysis studies by passing through a copper vessel containing CoF3 at ca 270o, and hold for 3hours in a bottle with a heated (1300o) platinum wire. It is then fractionally distilled. [Steunenberg & Cady J Am Chem Soc 74 4165 1962, Beilstein 1 IV 132.]
  • IncompatibilitiesActive metals. Keep away from heat and sunlight.
  • Waste DisposalReturn refillable compressed gas cylinders to supplier.
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