Praxair Material Safety Data Sheet
1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
Chemical Formula: CHCIF2
Emergencies: * 1-800-363-0042
Praxair Canada Inc.
1 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 1M2
Chlorodifluoromethane, Refrigerant Gas
*Call emergency numbers 24 hours a day only for spills, leaks, fire, exposure, or accidents involving this
product. For routine information, contact your supplier or Praxair sales representative.
2. Composition and Information on Ingredients
(Rat, 4 hrs.)
3. Hazards Identification
Liquid and gas under presssure. Harmful if inhaled. Can cause rapid suffocation. Can cause
frostbite. May cause dizziness and drowsiness. Self-contained breathing apparatus may be
required by rescue workers.
THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE: TLV-TWA Data from 2007 Guide to Occupational Exposure Values (ACGIH).
TLV-TWAs should be used as a guide in the control of health hazards and not as fine lines between safe and
EFFECTS OF A SINGLE (ACUTE) OVEREXPOSURE:
Asphyxiant. Effects are due to lack of oxygen. Moderate concentrations may cause
headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, excitation, excess salivation, vomiting, and
unconciousness. Lack of oxygen can kill.
Liquid may cause frostbite.
Inhalation. Swallowing. Skin contact. Skin absorption. Eye contact.
Prolonged or widespread skin contact with the liquid may result in the absorption of harmful