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General Description

Synonyms: Disulfur decafluoride

OSHA IMIS Code Number: 2321

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 5714-22-7

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: WS4480000

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Sulfur Pentafluoride: Chemical description, physical properties, potentially hazardous incompatibilities, and more

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

colorless liquid or gas with an odor like sulfur dioxide
molecular weight: 254
boiling point: 84 F
vapor pressure: 561 mm
melting point: -67 F

Incompatibilities: None hazardous


Exposure Limits

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):
General Industry: 0.025 ppm, 0.25 mg/m3

Construction Industry: 0.025 ppm, 0.25 mg/m3 TWA
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 0.01 ppm, 0.1 mg/m3 Ceiling

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 0.01 ppm Ceiling


Health Factors

Potential Symptoms: In animals: pulmonary edema; hemorrhage

Health Effects: Marked irritation lung (edema) (HE11)

Affected Organs: Respiratory system, CNS


Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
  • Standard has been stayed until an analytical method can be developed.

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