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EC number: 204-126-9
CAS number: 116-14-3
The experimentally determined minimum ignition temperature (MIT) of non-stabilised Tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) = 240°C ± 5°C.
The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin,
Germany (BAM) (2005) determined the minimum ignition temperature (MIT)
of non-stabilised Tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) = 240°C ± 5°C, according to
Directive 67/548/EC, Annex A.5, method A.15.
This value is in close agreement with that obtained by ICI (1972) of 240
Kiyama et al (1957) determined that the minimum explosion temperature
for TFE-O2 mixtures was about 196°C, whatever the TFE ratio or the total
pressure. In the case of TFE-air mixtures, the minimum explosion
temperature was 222°C.
Yaws Chemical Properties Handbook (1999) gives an experimental
auto-ignition temperature of 200°C, but without giving a TFE-specific
The available data for the minimum ignition temperature of TFE are in
close agreement, the most recent study by BAM (2005) being judged the
most reliable. The MIT for TFE is 240 ± 5°C and the substance therefore
can be classified into the temperature class T3 (MIT 200°C to 300°C).
Kiyama R, Osugi J, Kusuhara S, 1957. Studies on explosive reactions of
tetrafluoroethylene and acetylene with oxygen or air: Part 1. Explosive
phenomena of gaseous tetrafluoroethylene or air mixtures. Review of
Physical Chemistry of Japan 27(1), 24-36
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