Fluorocarbons and Sulphur hexafluoride

Products and main applications

Major HFC – HCFC – PFC – SF6 – HFO molecules

Major HFC molecules

Designation Main applications Additional Information
HFC-23 By product in production of
HFC-22 and
Aluminium smelting
Low temperature refrigerant
Firefighting agent
Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-32 Blend component for airconditioning equipment and commercial refrigeration
and Heat pumps
Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-43-10mee Solvent for specialized applications Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-125 Blend component for stationary air conditioning,commercial refrigeration and heat pumps
Firefighting agent
Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-134a Blend component for stationary air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration
Refrigerant for Mobile and for domestic refrigerators/freezers
Propellant for pharmaceutical aerosols and for industrial aerosols
Blowing agent component for extruded polystyrene foams (XPS)
Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-143a Blend component for commercial refrigeration Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-152a Propellant for specialised industrial aerosols
Blowing agent component for extruded polystyrene foams (XPS)
Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-227ea Propellant for medical aerosols
Firefighting agent
Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC236fa Firefighting agent Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-245fa Foam blowing agent for polyurethane (PUR) foams Environment Health Toxicological Profile
HFC-365mfc Foam blowing agent for polyurethane (PUR) and phenolic foams blend component for solvents 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) Mobile air-conditioning
stationary air conditioning
and refrigeration
HFO 1234zeE Trans-1,3,3-tetrafluoroprop-1-ene Trans- CF3CH=CFH 29118-24-9 1 (1) Aerosol Propellants
and refrigeration
and air conditioning, insulations foams
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) Insulating foams, chillers.
 HBFO-1233xfB  2-bromo-3,3,3-trifluoropropene
(2-BTP)
CF3CBr=CH2  1514-82-5 0.23-0.26(3) Fire extinguisher agent

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 Only to be used as recycled or reclaimed refrigerant for servicing existing equipment until end 2014 General properties Occupational Health Toxicological Profile
HCFC-123 Refrigerant for large chillers General properties Occupational Health Toxicological Profile
Firefighting Agent General properties Occupational Health Toxicological Profile
HCFC-124 Refrigerant in special applications General properties Occupational Health Toxicological Profile
HCFC-141b Previously used in the EU. Blowing agent for polyurethane and phenolic foams General properties Toxicological Profile
HCFC-142b Previously used in the EU. Blowing agent component for polyurethane foams (PUR) and for extruded polystyrene foams (XPS) General properties Toxicological Profile

i IPCC Fourth Assessment Report GWP values

Major PFC molecules

Designation Complete name Formula Cas number GWP

AR4
values

Main Potential Applications
PFC 14

Perfluoromethane

CF4

75-73-0

7390

Semiconductor industry

PFC 116

Perfluoroethane

CF2F6

76-16-4

12200

– Semiconductor industry

– Specialist low temperature refrigerant

PFC 218

Perfluoropropane

C3F8

76-19-7

8830

Semiconductor industry

PFC 3-1-10

Perfluorobutane

C4F10

355-25-9

8860

Physics research

PFC -318

Perfluorocyclobutane

c-C4F8

415-25-3

10300

Semiconductor industry

PFC-4-1-12

Perfluoropentane

C5F12

678-26-2

9160

Medical applications

PFC-5-1-14

Perfluorohexane

C6F14

355-42-10

9300

– Heat transfer fluid

– Polymer solvent applications

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