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R-12 Dichlorodifluoromethane
Other names and brand names: CFC-12, Freon 12, Genetron 12, Forane 12   Freon is a registered trade name for E. I. DuPont.  Genetron is a registered trade name for Allied Signal Corporation.  Forane is a registered trade name for Elf Atochem
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General Information

Chemical Formula CAS Registry # Color & Odor Refrigerant Applications
CCl2f2 75-71-8 Colorless liquefied gas with slight etheral odor Auto air conditioning, medium and high temperature refrigeration


Physical Data

Molecular Mass Boiling Point C Boiling Point F Critical Temperature C Critical Temperature F Critical Pressure MPa Critical Pressure psia
120.91 -29.8 -21.6 112.0 233.6 4.41 600


Toxicity & Global Warming Data

TLV-TWA in ppm

Years of Atmospheric Lifetime

Ozone Depletion Potential

Global Warming Potential

1000

100

0.820

10680


Packaging Information

Packaged in

Volumes available in pounds

Color of Container

Pressurized Cylinders

30, 50, 145, 1,000, 2,000

White


Shipping Information

DOT Shipping Name

Hazard Class

UN/NA Number

Packing Group

Labels Required

Dichlorodifluoromethane

2.2

UN1028

 

nonflammable gas

 

ARI 700 Reclaim Standards

Isomer Content by weight

Air and other non-condensables % by volume @ 25C

Water in ppm by weight

All other impurities including refrigerants as % by weight

Oil and other high boiling residues as % by volume

Particulates/solids visually clean to pass

Acidity as ppm by weight

Chloride (pass/fail is 3 ppm)

none

1.5

10

0.50

0.01

pass

1.0

pass

 

Alternative Refrigerant Options for R-12 Non-Automotive Applications
(Alternative will require retrofit and maybe new equipment)
(These alternatives may or may not be officially approved by the various governmental agencies)

Alternative Composition Manufacturers Trade Names
HFC-134a N/A Dupont

Allied Signal

Elf Atochem

ICI Americas

Others

SUVA -134a

Genetron 134a

Forane 134a

KLEA 134a

R-134a

       
R-401a HCFC-22 - 53%

HFC-152A - 13%

HCFC-124 - 34%

DuPont SUVA MP-39
       
R-401b HCFC-22 - 61%

HFC-152A - 11%

HCFC-124 - 28%

DuPont SUVA MP-66
       
R-406a HCFC-22 - 55%

HCFC-142B - 41%

Isobutane - 4%

Monroe Air Tech GHG, McCool
       
HCFC Blend Lambda HCFC-22

HCFC-142B

Isobutane

Monroe Air Tech GHG-HP
       
R-409a HCFC-22 - 60%

HCFC-124 - 25%

HCFC-142B - 15%

Elf Atochem FX-56
       
HCFC Blend Delta HFC-134a

HCFC-142b

Proprietary Lubricant Additive

Cool EZ RB-276
       
FR-12 HFC-134a

HCFC-124

R-600 (Butane)

Intermagnetics FRIGC FR-12
       
HCFC Blend Alpha HCFC-22

HCFC-142b

Unknown Unknown
       
R-405a HCFC-22 - 45%

HFC-152a - 7%

HCFC-142b - 5.5%

Cycloperfluorobutane - 42.5%

GU/Greencool G2015
       
Hydrocarbon Blend A R-209 (propane)

R-600 (butane)

OZ Technologies OZ-12
       
Hydrocarbon Blend B Hydrocarbons OZ Technologies HC-12a

 

R-12 Alternatives for Automotive Applications

Alternative Composition Manufacturers Trade Names
HFC-134a N/A DuPont

Allied Signal

Elf Atochem

ICI Americas

Others

SUVA -134a

Genetron 134a

Forane 134a

KLEA 134a

R-134a

       
R-406a HCFC-22 - 55%

HCFC-142B - 41%

Isobutane - 4%

Monroe Air Tech GHG, McCool
       
FR-12 HFC-134a

HCFC-124

R-600 (Butane)

Intermagnetics FRIGC FR-12
       

R-406a

HCFC-22 - 55%

HCFC-142B - 41%

Isobutane - 4%

Monroe Air Tech

GHG, McCool

 

 

 

 

HCFC Blend Lambda

HCFC-22

HCFC-142B

Isobutane

Monroe Air Tech

GHG-HP

 

 

 

 

HCFC Blend Delta

HFC-134a

HCFC-142b

Proprietary Lubricant Additive

Cool EZ

RB-276

 

 

 

 

Hydrocarbon Blend A

R-209 (propane)

R-600 (butane)

OZ Technologies

OZ-12

 

 

 

 

Hydrocarbon Blend B

Hydrocarbons

OZ Technologies

HC-12a

 

 

 

 

R-401C

HCFC-22 - 33%

HCFC-152a - 15%

HCFC-124 - 52%

DuPont

SUVA MP-52

 

 

 

 

HCFC Blend Xi

HCFC-22

HCFC-142b

HCFC-124

Isobutane

Monroe Air Tech

GHG-X4, Autofrost, Chill-It

 

 

 

 

HCFC Blend Omicron

HCFC-22

HCFC-142b

HCFC-124

Isobutane

Icor

Hot Shot, Car Kool

 

 

 

 

Blend Zeta

HFC-152a

CF3I

Ikon Corp.

Ikon 12C

 

 

 

 

ADAK-12

Proprietary

TACIP International

ADAK-12

Freon and SUVA are registered trade names for E. I. DuPont.  Genetron is a registered trade name for Allied Signal Corporation.   Forane  and FX-56 are registered trade names for Elf Atochem.  Klea is a registered trade name for ICI Americas.  GHG, McCool Auto Frost, and Chill-It are registered trade names for Monroe Air Tech.  RB-276 is a registered trade name for Cool EZ.  FRIGC is a registered trade name for Intermagnetics.  Hot Shot, and Car Kool are registered trade names for Icor.  ADAK is a registered trade name for TACIP International.  OZ-12 and HC-12a are registered trade names for OZ Technologies.

 

THE DATA PRESENTED ON THIS DATASHEET HAS BEEN COLLATED FROM A NUMBER OF SOURCES. THE DATA HAS NOT BEEN VALIDATED. USE THIS DATA AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION - REFRIGERANT SUPPLY INC. DOES NOT GUARANTEE ITS ACCURACY, OR ITS APPLICABILITY TO ANY PURPOSE. 

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