Dibromotetrafluoroethane

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Dibromotetrafluoroethane
Skeletal formula of dibromotetrafluoroethane
Ball-and-stick model of the dibromotetrafluoroethane molecule
Names
IUPAC name
Dibromotetrafluoroethane
Other names
R-114B2,[1] Halon 2402
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.004.284
Properties
C2Br2F4
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 2180 kg/m3 at 20°C
Boiling point 47.3 °C (117.1 °F; 320.4 K)
not soluble in water
Hazards
Safety data sheet External MSDS
R-phrases (outdated) R36 R38
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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1,2-Dibromotetrafluoroethane (C2Br2F4) is a haloalkane. It is also known under codenames R-114B2 and Halon 2402. It is a colorless liquid with a boiling point of 47.2 °C. R-114B2 is occasionally used in fire suppression systems. It is highly volatile, passes through soil to air, and allows detection in the parts-per-quadrillion range.[2]

Since July 1, 1994, the Montreal Protocol required all nations or parties that are a party to it to eliminate the production, consumption, and trade of ozone-depleting substance (ODS). Dibromotetrafluoroethane's high ozone-depleting potential (ODP) caused it to be identified as an ODS. Dibromotetrafluoroethane has been prohibited in Canada since July 1, 1994, "except for essential uses or for use as analytical standards".[3]

In November 8, 2008, an accident aboard Russian submarine K-152 Nerpa involving the unintentional activation of a fire suppressant system loaded with R-114B2, resulted in the death of 20 people.[4]

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