Registration Dossier

Administrative data

Endpoint:
flammable gases
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data

Data source

Referenceopen allclose all

Reference Type:
secondary source
Title:
Tetrafluoromethane (cylinder)
Year:
2013
Bibliographic source:
ICPS INCHEM
Reference Type:
secondary source
Title:
GHS Classification Result: tetrafluoromethane
Year:
2009
Bibliographic source:
GHS Classification Guidance by the Japanese Government

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Version / remarks:
No information on the method
Principles of method if other than guideline:
No information
GLP compliance:
not specified

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent

Results and discussion

Flammable gases (Lower and upper explosion limit)open allclose all
Key result
Parameter:
lower explosion limit
Remarks on result:
other: Non flammable as it decomposes above 52°C producing hydrofluoric acid (non flammable substance). Tetrafluoromethane decomposes on contact with hot surfaces or flames (decomposition temperature >= 52°C)
Key result
Parameter:
upper explosion limit
Remarks on result:
other: Non flammable as it decomposes above 52°C producing hydrofluoric acid (non flammable substance). Tetrafluoromethane decomposes on contact with hot surfaces or flames (decomposition temperature >= 52°C)

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Conclusions:
Tetrafluoromethane is a non flammable and non combustible gas. It decomposes on contact with hot surfaces or flames, above 52°C producing hydrofluoric acid (non flammable substance).