HEXAFLUOROACETONE

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 684-16-2
Formula

C₃F₆O

Synonyms

hexafluoro-2-propanone; 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-propanone; HFA; perfluoroacetone

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless gas with a musty odor.
Boiling point -18°F Molecular weight 166
Freezing point/melting point -188°F Vapor pressure 5.8 atm
Flash point Vapor density
Specific gravity Ionization potential 11.81 eV
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating NFPA fire rating
NFPA reactivity rating NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.)
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*
Sampling flow rate (TWA)*
Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments
Method reference
Notes
Special requirements

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
Bulk Method
Bulk Method
On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA REL-TWA
 

0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m³)

TLV-TWA
 

0.1 ppm [1986]

PEL-TWA
 

0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m³)

PEL-STEL
 

 

REL-STEL
 

 

TLV-STEL
 

 

PEL-STEL
 

 

PEL-C
 

 

REL-C
 

 

TLV-C
 

 

PEL-C
 

 

Skin notation
 

NA

Skin notation
 

Y

Skin notation
 

Y

Skin notation
 

Y

Notes:
 

Not established

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Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: Not listed Notes:
 

 

AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
 

--/1 ppm/50 ppm

Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Hexafluoroacetone

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Hexafluoroacetone

Literature References

 
  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Hexafluoroacetone. See annual publication for most recent information.

Last Updated Date : 12/31/2020