Trichlorofluoromethane

(rINN)

💊 Chemical information

CFC-11; Fluorotrichloromethane; Propellant 11; Refrigerant 11; Trichloromonofluoromethane; Triclorofluorometano.
Chemical formula: CCl3F = 137.4.
CAS — 75-69-4.

Pharmacopoeias.

In USNF.

USNF 26

(Trichloromonofluoromethane). A clear, colourless gas having a faint ethereal odour. Store in airtight cylinders at a temperature not exceeding 40°.

💊 Profile

Chlorofluorocarbons are used as refrigerants and as aerosol propellants. They may also be used as a spray for topical anaesthesia, the intense cold produced by the rapid evaporation of the spray making the tissues insensitive.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Arg.: Algispray. Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Derm-Freeze; USA: Aerofreeze; FluoriMethane†; Fluro-Ethyl.
Published October 13, 2018.