FLUORIDES (as F)†

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 16984-48-8
Formula
 

F

Synonyms

perfluoride, many different F compounds

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Varies depending on specific compound
Boiling point Molecular weight
Freezing point/melting point Vapor pressure
Flash point Vapor density
Specific gravity Ionization potential
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.) 1280
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media Pre-assembled cassette with mixed cellulose ester filter (MCEF) 0.8 micron (37 mm) [MAWP037A0]
Sampling time*

60 min

Sampling volume (TWA)*

90 L

Sampling flow rate (TWA)*
 

1.5 L/min

Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
 

22.5 L

Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
 

1.5 L/min

Analytical method instruments ISE
Method reference OSHA ID-110 (fully validated)
Notes
 

Submit as a separate sample. If the filter is not overloaded, samples may be collected up to an 8-hour period. Hydrogen fluoride is collected on a Na₂CO₃ impregnated backup pad.

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
 

Wipe with Whatman smear tab. [WHA1450993]

Bulk Method
Bulk Method
 

Available

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
 

2.5 mg/m³

REL-TWA
 

2.5 mg/m³

TLV-TWA
 

2.5 mg/m³ [1979]

PEL-TWA
 

2.5 mg/m³

PEL-STEL
 

 

REL-STEL
 

 

TLV-STEL
 

 

PEL-STEL
 

 

PEL-C
 

 

REL-C
 

 

TLV-C
 

 

PEL-C
 

 

Skin notation
 

N

Skin notation
 

N

Skin notation
 

N

Skin notation
 

N

Notes:
 

See 29 CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-1.

Notes:
 

 

Notes:
 

BEI®

Notes:
 

 

Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
 

250 mg/m³

Carcinogenic classifications: TLV-A4, IARC-3 Notes:
 

 

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

 

Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Not listed. See individual compound info.

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Not listed. See individual compound info.

Literature References

 
  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Fluorides, as F. See annual publication for most recent information.
  • Abramson, M.J. et al.: Is Potroom Asthma Due More to Sulphur Dioxide Than Fluoride? An Inception Cohort Study in the Australian Aluminum Industry. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 67 (10): 679-85. 2010.
  • NIOSH: Criteria for a Recommended Standard - Occupational Exposure to Inorganic Fluorides. 1975.

Last Updated Date : 12/29/2020