Trifluoroacetic acid


Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) is an organofluorine compound with the chemical formula CF3CO2H. It is a structural analogue of acetic acid with all three of the acetyl group’s hydrogen atoms replaced by fluorine atoms and is a colorless liquid with a vinegar like odor. TFA is a stronger acid than acetic acid, having an acid ionisation constant that is approximately 34,000 times higher, as the highly electronegative fluorine atoms and consequent electron-withdrawing nature of the trifluoromethyl group weakens the oxygen-hydrogen bond (allowing for greater acidity) and stabilises the anionic conjugate base. TFA is widely used in organic chemistry for various purposes. Wikipedia

Emergency Response Guide No. 154

Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2018/07)

(3) Hazard Class

8
Corrosive liquids

(4) Identification number Help

UN 2699

(5) Packing Group Help

I

(6) Labels Help

Corrosive liquids (8)

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

×Note:
Special provisions may be very complex. The extracts are taken from 49 CFR §172.102. Please be careful with the information, as necessary, additional conditions may be applied that are not written here. Please check the original source and report bugs.
A3
A6
A7
B4
N3
N34
N36
T10
TP2

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) ExceptionsNone
(8B) Non-bulk201see 49 CFR §173.201
(8C) Bulk243see 49 CFR §173.243

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/rail0.5 L
(9B) Cargo aircraft only2.5 L

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other

Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.

red May not be loaded, transported, or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility.
green Load, transport, storage together is not restricted.
yellow Load, transport, storage together is allowed under restrictions.

Substances with similar name

UN-NumberNameHazard Class
UN 2552Hexafluoroacetone hydrate, liquid6.1
UN 3436Hexafluoroacetone hydrate, solid6.1
UN 2628Potassium fluoroacetate6.1
UN 2629Sodium fluoroacetate6.1
UN 3057Trifluoroacetyl chloride2.3