|Document ID (ISN)||63247|
|Convention or series no.
||ECETOC JACC No.24
||Pentafluoroethane (HFC 125)
||European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, Ave. E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, Bte. 6, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium, May 1994. i, 25p. 30 ref.
||Pentafluoroethane is a non-flammable colourless gas that is currently under development as an alternative to chlorofluorocarbons and is not yet available commercially. Its toxicity is very low (the 4h LC50 in rats is greater than 3,928,000 mg/m3 = 800,000ppm). Cardiac sensitization in dogs is observed above 100,000ppm. No mutagenicity or developmental toxicity has been seen in laboratory experiments. No effects on human beings have been reported. An occupational exposure limit (8h time-weighted average) of 1000ppm is recommended by producers.
||threshold limit values; toxicology; pentafluoroethane; chemical industry
||criteria document; literature survey
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational exposure limits