Name: Carbon Tetrafluoride
CAS: 75-73-0
EC Number: 200-896-5
Chemical Formular: CF4
Appearance: Colorless gas
Molecular Weight: 88.005 g/mol
Melting Point: -183.6 °C (-298.5 °F; 89.5 K)
Boiling Point: -127.8 °C (-198.0 °F; 145.3 K)
Density: 3.72 g/l, gas (15 °C)
Solubility in water: 0.0038%V at 25 °C
Exact Mass: 87.994 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass: 87.994 g/mol
Topological Polar Surface Area: 0 A^2
Complexity: 19.1

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According to the UN GHS revision 8

Version: 1.0

Creation Date: Oct 19, 2020

Revision Date: Oct 19, 2020

SECTION 1: Identification


GHS Product identifier

Product name

Carbon Tetrafluoride


Other means of identification

Product number

Other names

Tetrafluor-methan; Tetrafluorkohlenstoff; Methane,tetrafluoro


Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use

Identified uses


Uses advised against

no data available


Supplier’s details


Elements China Limited


Building 2, No.5555, Shenzhuan Hwy, Shanghai , China



1.5Emergency phone number

Emergency phone number


Service hours

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours).

SECTION 2: Hazard identification


Classification of the substance or mixture

Gases under pressure: Compressed gas


GHS label elements, including precautionary statements

Signal word


Hazard statement(s)

H280 Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated

Precautionary statement(s)





P410+P403 Protect from sunlight. Store in a well-ventilated place.




Other hazards which do not result in classification

no data available

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients



Chemical nameCommon names and synonymsCAS numberEC number
Carbon TetrafluorideCarbon tetrafluoride75-73-0200-896-5

SECTION 4: First-aid measures


Description of necessary first-aid measures

If inhaled

Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.

Following skin contact

ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention .

Following eye contact

First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.

Following ingestion

Rinse mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Call a doctor or Poison Control Center immediately.


Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

Excerpt from ERG Guide 126 [Gases – Compressed or Liquefied (Including Refrigerant Gases)]: Vapors may cause dizziness or asphyxiation without warning. Vapors from liquefied gas are initially heavier than air and spread along ground. Contact with gas or liquefied gas may cause burns, severe injury and/or frostbite. Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases. (ERG, 2016)


Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

Immediate first aid: Ensure that adequate decontamination has been carried out. If patient is not breathing, start artificial respiration, preferably with a demand-valve resuscitator, bag-valve-mask device, or pocket mask, as trained. Perform CPR if necessary. Immediately flush contaminated eyes with gently flowing water. Do not induce vomiting. If vomiting occurs, lean patient forward or place on left side (head-down position, if possible) to maintain an open airway and prevent aspiration. Keep patient quiet and maintain normal body temperature. Obtain medical attention. Halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbons and related compounds

SECTION 5: Fire-fighting measures


Suitable extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media: Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.


Specific hazards arising from the chemical

Excerpt from ERG Guide 126 [Gases – Compressed or Liquefied (Including Refrigerant Gases)]: Some may burn but none ignite readily. Containers may explode when heated. Ruptured cylinders may rocket. (ERG, 2016)


Special protective actions for fire-fighters

In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures


Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation.


Environmental precautions

Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation.


Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES: Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: Avoid breathing vapors, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas; Environmental precautions: Do not let product enter drains; Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up: Clean up promptly by sweeping or vacuum.

SECTION 7: Handling and storage


Precautions for safe handling

Handling in a well ventilated place.
Wear suitable protective clothing.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.
Use non-sparking tools.
Prevent fire caused by electrostatic discharge steam.


Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Cool. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Well closed. Separated from powdered metals.Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Contents under pressure.

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection


Control parameters

Occupational Exposure limit values

no data available

Biological limit values

no data available


Appropriate engineering controls

Ensure adequate ventilation.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
Set up emergency exits and the risk-elimination area.

8.3Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment (PPE)

Eye/face protection

Wear face shield.

Skin protection

Cold-insulating gloves.

Respiratory protection

Use ventilation.

Thermal hazards

no data available

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties and safety characteristics

Physical state

Tetrafluoromethane is a colorless nonflammable gas. It is shipped as a liquid under pressure. It may be narcotic at high concentrations. Under prolonged exposure to fire or heat the containers may rupture violently and rocket. It is used as a refrigerant.


Colorless gas



Melting point/freezing point


Boiling point or initial boiling point and boiling range



Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

Lower and upper explosion limit/flammability limit

no data available

Flash point

no data available

Auto-ignition temperature

>/= 1100 deg C

Decomposition temperature

no data available


no data available

Kinematic viscosity

no data available


In water, 18.8 mg/L at 25 deg C

Partition coefficient n-octanol/water

log Kow = 1.18

Vapour pressure

1.75X10+5 mm Hg at 25 deg C /extrapolated/

Density and/or relative density

3.04 (vs air)

Relative vapour density

3.04 (vs air)

Particle characteristics

no data available

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity



Decomposes on contact with hot surfaces or flames. Decomposes above 52°C . This produces hydrofluoric acid. Incompatible with certain metal powders (aluminium, zinc, beryllium).


Chemical stability

Stable under recommended storage conditions.


Possibility of hazardous reactions

Tetrafluoromethane may burn, but does not readily ignite.The gas is heavier than air and may accumulate in lowered spaces causing a deficiency of oxygen.The reaction of aluminum with various halogenated hydrocarbons produces a self-sustaining reaction with sufficient heat to melt aluminum pieces, examples of other halogenated hydrocarbons are fluorotrichloromethane, dichlorodifluoromethane, chlorodifluoromethane, tetrafluoromethane. The vigor of the reaction appears to be dependent on the combined degree of fluorination and the vapor pressure [Chem. Eng. News 39(27):44. 1961].


Conditions to avoid

no data available


Incompatible materials

Incompatible materials: Aluminum, and its alloys


Hazardous decomposition products

When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of /fluoride/.

SECTION 11: Toxicological information

Acute toxicity

  • Oral: no data available
  • Inhalation: no data available
  • Dermal: no data available

Skin corrosion/irritation

no data available

Serious eye damage/irritation

no data available

Respiratory or skin sensitization

no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

no data available


no data available

Reproductive toxicity

no data available

STOT-single exposure

Exposure to cold gas could cause frostbite. The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system. This may result in cardiac disorders. Exposure at high levels could cause unconsciousness. See Notes.

STOT-repeated exposure

no data available

Aspiration hazard

On loss of containment this substance can cause suffocation by lowering the oxygen content of the air in confined areas.

SECTION 12: Ecological information



  • Toxicity to fish: no data available
  • Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: no data available
  • Toxicity to algae: no data available
  • Toxicity to microorganisms: no data available


Persistence and degradability

AEROBIC: Highly chlorinated/fluorinated compounds are not expected to biodegrade rapidly(1).


Bioaccumulative potential

An estimated BCF of 3 was calculated in fish for tetrafluoromethane(SRC), using a log Kow of 1.18(1) and a regression-derived equation(2). According to a classification scheme(3), this BCF suggests the potential for bioconcentration in aquatic organisms is low(SRC).


Mobility in soil

Using a structure estimation method based on molecular connectivity indices(1), the Koc of tetrafluoromethane can be estimated to be 44(SRC). According to a classification scheme(2), this estimated Koc value suggests that tetrafluoromethane is expected to have very high mobility in soil.


Other adverse effects

no data available

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations


Disposal methods


The material can be disposed of by removal to
a licensed chemical destruction plant or by controlled incineration
with flue gas scrubbing. Do not contaminate water, foodstuffs,
feed or seed by storage or disposal. Do not discharge to sewer systems.

Contaminated packaging

Containers can be triply rinsed (or equivalent) and
offered for recycling or reconditioning.
Alternatively, the packaging can be punctured to
make it unusable for other purposes and then be disposed of
in a sanitary landfill. Controlled incineration
with flue gas scrubbing is possible for combustible packaging materials.

SECTION 14: Transport information


UN Number

ADR/RID: UN1982 (For reference only, please check.)IMDG: UN1982 (For reference only, please check.)IATA: UN1982 (For reference only, please check.)


UN Proper Shipping Name

ADR/RID: TETRAFLUOROMETHANE (REFRIGERANT GAS R 14) (For reference only, please check.)IMDG: TETRAFLUOROMETHANE (REFRIGERANT GAS R 14) (For reference only, please check.)IATA: TETRAFLUOROMETHANE (REFRIGERANT GAS R 14) (For reference only, please check.)


Transport hazard class(es)

ADR/RID: 2.2 (For reference only, please check.)IMDG: 2.2 (For reference only, please check.)IATA: 2.2 (For reference only, please check.)


Packing group, if applicable

ADR/RID: (For reference only, please check.)IMDG: (For reference only, please check.)IATA: (For reference only, please check.)


Environmental hazards



Special precautions for user

no data available


Transport in bulk according to IMO instruments

no data available

SECTION 15: Regulatory information


Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question

Chemical nameCommon names and synonymsCAS numberEC number
Carbon TetrafluorideCarbon tetrafluoride75-73-0200-896-5
European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS)Listed.
EC InventoryListed.
United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) InventoryListed.
China Catalog of Hazardous chemicals 2015Listed.
New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC)Listed.
Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances
Vietnam National Chemical InventoryListed.
Chinese Chemical Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (China
Korea Existing Chemicals List (KECL)Listed.

SECTION 16: Other information

Information on revision

Creation DateOct 19, 2020
Revision DateOct 19, 2020

Abbreviations and acronyms

  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service
  • ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
  • RID: Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
  • IMDG: International Maritime Dangerous Goods
  • IATA: International Air Transportation Association
  • TWA: Time Weighted Average
  • STEL: Short term exposure limit
  • LC50: Lethal Concentration 50%
  • LD50: Lethal Dose 50%
  • EC50: Effective Concentration 50%


  • IPCS – The International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC), website:
  • HSDB – Hazardous Substances Data Bank, website:
  • IARC – International Agency for Research on Cancer, website:
  • eChemPortal – The Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances by OECD, website:
  • CAMEO Chemicals, website:
  • ChemIDplus, website:
  • ERG – Emergency Response Guidebook by U.S. Department of Transportation, website:
  • Germany GESTIS-database on hazard substance, website:
  • ECHA – European Chemicals Agency, website:

Other Information

High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death.Check oxygen content before entering the area.

Any questions regarding this SDS, Please send your inquiry to [email protected]

Disclaimer: The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and
shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our
knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not
represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. We as supplier shall not be held liable for any
damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

Chemical Formular:CF4
PubChem CID:6393
IUPAC Name:tetrafluoromethane
Canonical SMILES:C(F)(F)(F)F
Globally Harmonized System of Classification
GHS Hazard Statements:H280
Hazard Codes:F
Risk Codes:n/a
Precautionary Statement Codes:P410 + P403
Flash Point:n/a

Methane tetrafluoro-

Carbon fluoride
Freon 14
Halon 14

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It is nonmetallic and tetravalent—making four electrons available to form covalent chemical bonds. It belongs to group 14 of the periodic table.
Carbon is the 15th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, and the fourth most abundant element in the universe by mass after hydrogen, helium, and oxygen.
Carbon’s abundance, its unique diversity of organic compounds, and its unusual ability to form polymers at the temperatures commonly encountered on Earth enables this element to serve as a common element of all known life.

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