Fluorocarbons

Products and main applications

Major HFC – HCFC – HFO – SF6 molecules

Major HFC molecules

Designation Main applications Additional Information
HFC-23
  • Very low low temperature refrigerant
  • By product in production of HCFC-22 and aluminium smelting
Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-32 Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-43-10mee
  • Solvent for specialized applications
Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-125 Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-134a Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-143a Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-152a
  • Propellant for specialised industrial aérosols
  • Blowing agent component for extruded polystyrene foams (XPS)
Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-227ea Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC236fa Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-245fa Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-365mfc Environment Health Toxicological Profile

Major HFO Molecules

Designation Complete name Formula Cas number GWP Main Potential Applications
HFO 1234yf 2,3,3,3- tetrafluoroprop-1-ene CF3CF=CH2 754-12-1 0 (1)
HFO 1234zeE Trans-1,3,3-tetrafluoroprop-1-ene Trans- CF3CH=CFH 29118-24-9 1 (1)
HFO-1233zdE Trans 1-Chloro-3,3,3-
trifluoroprop-1-ene
Trans-CHCl=CHCF3 2730-43-0 GWP=1
ODP=0
(2)
Insulating foams, precision solvents
chiller applications
HFO-1336mzz 1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluorobut-2-ene cis-
CF3CH=CHCF3
692-49-9 2(1)
 HBFO-1233xfB  2-bromo-3,3,3-trifluoropropene
(2-BTP)
CF3CBr=CH2  1514-82-5 0.23-0.26(3)

Major HCFC molecules

Designation Main applications
Most HCFCs are now banned in developped countries (Montreal Protocol) and EU Regulation. They are still allowed in developing countries.
HCFC-22 Used as feedstock for the production of PTFEand other fluorocarbons polymers General properties Occupational Health Toxicological Profile
HCFC-123 No longer used in the EU General properties Occupational Health Toxicological Profile
No longer used in the EU General properties Occupational Health Toxicological Profile
HCFC-124 No longer used in the EU General properties Occupational Health Toxicological Profile
HCFC-141b No longer used in the EU General properties Toxicological Profile
HCFC-142b No longer used in the EU General properties Toxicological Profile

i IPCC Fourth Assessment Report GWP values

 

i IPCC Fourth Assessment Report GWP values

SF6

Designation Complete name Formula Cas number GWP Main Potential Applications
SF6 Sulphur Hexafluoride SF6 2551-62-4 22,800 – Insulating gas in hight voltage switch gear
– Blanket gas for Magnesium production
– Etching and cleaning in the Semiconductors Industry

i IPCC Fourth Assessment Report GWP values