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HEXAFLUOROETHANE

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HEXAFLUOROETHANE Basic information

Product Name:
HEXAFLUOROETHANE
Synonyms:
  • freon116
  • Hexafluorethan
  • hexafluoro-ethan
  • Perfluorocarbon116
  • PFC116
  • R 116
  • r116
  • R-116
CAS:
76-16-4
MF:
C2F6
MW:
138.01
EINECS:
200-939-8
Product Categories:
  • refrigerants
  • Organics
Mol File:
76-16-4.mol
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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
InChIKey
WMIYKQLTONQJES-UHFFFAOYSA-N
CAS DataBase Reference
76-16-4(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System
Hexafluoroethane (76-16-4)
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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
Hazardous Substances Data
76-16-4(Hazardous Substances Data)

MSDS

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HEXAFLUOROETHANE Usage And Synthesis

Chemical Properties

colourless gas

Chemical Properties

Hexafluoroethane is a colorless and odorless gas, or liquid under pressure.

Uses

Dielectric and coolant, aerosol propellant, refrigerant.

Synthesis Reference(s)

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 77, p. 3007, 1955 DOI: 10.1021/ja01616a025

General Description

HEXAFLUOROETHANE 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 Profile

HEXAFLUOROETHANE 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 Hazard

Vapors 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 Hazard

Some may burn but none ignite readily. Containers may explode when heated. Ruptured cylinders may rocket.

Potential Exposure

It is used as a coolant, in dielectric fluids; as a propellant and refrigerant.

Shipping

UN2193 Hexafluoroethane or Refrigerant gas R-116, Hazard Class: 2.2; Labels: 2.2-Nonflammable compressed gas.

Purification Methods

Purify 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.]

Incompatibilities

Active metals. Keep away from heat and sunlight.

Waste Disposal

Return refillable compressed gas cylinders to supplier.

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