Methylfluoroform, 1,1,1-Trifluoroform, R-143a, HFC-143a, UN 2035
|Molar mass||84.04 g/mol|
|Density||3.7 kg/m3 (gas)|
|Melting point||−111 °C (−168 °F; 162 K)|
|Boiling point||−47.6 °C (−53.7 °F; 225.6 K)|
|Vapor pressure||11 200 hPa (20 °C)|
|EU classification||Extremely flammable (F+)|
|S-phrases||S9, S16, S33|
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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It has a critical temperature of 73 °C.
It is used as a refrigerant either by itself or more commonly as a component of blended mixtures. Unlike CFCs used as refrigerants, trifluoroethane has no chlorine atoms and is therefore not an ozone-depleting chemical, though its high chemical stability and infra-red absorbency make it a potent greenhouse gas.
Trifluoroethane is also used as a propellant in canned air products used to clean electronic equipment.