NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards


CAS 75-61-6


RTECS PA7525000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Dibromodifluoromethane; Freon® 12B2; Halon® 1202
DOT ID & Guide
1941 171


NIOSH REL: TWA 100 ppm (860 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL: TWA 100 ppm (860 mg/m3)
IDLH 2000 ppm See: 75616 Conversion 1 ppm = 8.58 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless, heavy liquid or gas (above 76°F) with a characteristic odor.
MW: 209.8
BP: 76°F
FRZ: -231°F
Sol: Insoluble
VP: 620 mmHg
IP: 11.07 eV

Sp.Gr(59°F): 2.29
Fl.P: NA

Noncombustible Liquid
Nonflammable Gas
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Chemically-active metals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, powdered aluminum, zinc & magnesium
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1012; OSHA 7
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation (See protection)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation

First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Important additional information about respirator selection
Respirator Recommendations NIOSH/OSHA
Up to 1000 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator
Up to 2000 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece
Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Exposure Routes inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms In animals: irritation respiratory system; central nervous system symptoms; liver damage
Target Organs respiratory system, central nervous system, liver