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General Description

OSHA IMIS Code Number: 2033

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 7616-94-6

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: SD1925000; 47915

Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Guide: 1955 15

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Perchloryl fluoride: chemical description, physical properties, potentially hazardous incompatibilities, and more

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

colorless gas with a characteristic, sweet odor
molecular weight: 103
vapor pressure: >1 atm
boiling point: -52°F
melting point: -232°F

Incompatibilities: Combustibles, strong bases, amines, finely divided metals; oxidizable materials

Exposure Limits

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):

General Industry: 3 ppm, 13.5 mg.m3

Construction Industry: 3 ppm, 13.5 mg/m3 TWA

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 3 ppm, 13 mg/m3 TWA; 6 ppm, 25 mg/m3 STEL

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 3 ppm TWA; 6 ppm STEL

Health Factors

Potential Symptoms: Respiratory irritation; skin burns; In animals: methemoglobinemia, anoxia, cyanosis; weakness, dizziness, headaches; pulmonary edema, pneumonitis

Health Effects: Methemoglobinemia (HE13) Irritation-Eyes, Nose, Throat, Skin---Moderate (HE15)

Affected Organs: Respiratory system, skin, blood

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: Midget Fritted Glass Bubbler (MFGB) containing 10 mL 0.01 N NaOH
    maximum volume: 240 Liters
    maximum flow rate:
    1.0 L/min (TWA)
    maximum volume: 15 Liters
    maximum flow rate:
    1.0 L/min (STEL)
    current analytical method: Ion Selective Electrode; ISE
    method reference: 2 (OSHA In-house file)
    method classification: Not Validated
    note: Submit as separate sample. Sample analyzed for total F- and reported as the compound.

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