IUPAC Name: Chloro(difluoro)methane

Source: Used as a refrigerant, solvent, and propellant.

Summary: Chlorodifluoromethane is a member of the hydrochlorofluorocarbons. It has uses as a refrigerant, solvent, and propellant. It has a density of 1.194 g/mL at 25 C and is soluble in water up to 2,770 mg/L. Dichlorofluoromethane exists as an impurity. It exists as a gas in the atmosphere and will degrade with a half-life of 9.4 years. In the stratosphere photolysis reactions produce free chlorine which are damaging to the ozone layer. A Koc value of 8.6 indicates high mobility within soil. Volatilization from soil and water is expected to be a major fate process.

GHS Hazard Summary: H280, H316, H320, H336, H360, H361, H370, H420, GHS04, GHS07, GHS08