Material Safety Data Sheet
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Current Issue Date: January, 2004
1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT NAME: Genetron 123
OTHER/GENERIC NAMES: HCFC-123, R-123
PRODUCT USE: Refrigerant
101 Columbia Road
Morristown, New Jersey 07962-1053
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL:
(24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week)
Chemtrec 1-800-424-9300 or 703-527-3887
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Trace impurities and additional material names not listed above may also appear in Section 15 toward the end of the MSDS.
These materials may be listed for local "Right-To-Know" compliance and for other reasons.
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: Colorless, volatile liquid with ethereal and faint sweetish odor. Non-flammable
material. Overexposure may cause dizziness and loss of concentration. At higher levels, CNS depression and
cardiac arrhythmia may result from exposure. Vapors displace air and can cause asphyxiation in confined
spaces. At high temperatures (>250°C), decomposition products may include Hydrochloric Acid (HCl),
Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) and carbonyl halides.
POTENTIAL HEALTH HAZARDS
SKIN: Prolonged and/or repeated contact with this solvent can cause irritation of the skin (defatting of skin).
Irritant. Liquid contact will irritate and may cause conjunctivitis.
INHALATION: When oxygen levels in air are reduced to 12-14% by displacement, symptoms of asphyxiation, loss of
coordination, increased pulse rate and deeper respiration will occur. Overexposure to vapors may
cause temporary anesthetic effects such as dizziness, headache and confusion. At higher levels, cardiac
arrhythmia may occur.
In repeated exposure tests with animals, changes were noted in liver functions and lipi