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- Molecular formula: C2H4F2
- Molar mass: 66.050
- CAS Registry Number: Not available
- Appearance: Not available
- Melting point: -117
- Boiling point: -25 to -24.7
- Solubility: Water, 3200 mg/L (21 deg C)
- Safety sheet: Not available
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1,1-Difluoroethane, or DFE, is an organofluorine compound with the chemical formula C2H4F2. This colorless gas is used as a refrigerant, where it is often listed as R-152a (refrigerant-152a) or HFC-152a (hydrofluorocarbon-152a). It is also used as a propellant for aerosol sprays and in gas duster products. As an alternative to chlorofluorocarbons, it has an ozone depletion potential of zero, a lower global warming potential (124) and a shorter atmospheric lifetime (1.4 years). It has recently been approved for use in automobile applications as an alternative to R-134a.
1,1-Difluoroethane (IUPAC Name); Algofrene 67; Dymel 152A; 1,1-Difluoro-ethane; Fluorocarbon 152a; Freon 152a; Fron 152a; Genetron 1132a; Genetron 152a; Halocarbon 1132A; Halocarbon 152A; HCFC 152a; Hydrofluorocarbon 152a; Propellant 152a; Refrigerant 152a
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