|Other names||Methylfluoroform, 1,1,1-Trifluoroform, R-143a, HFC-143a, UN 2035|
3D model (JSmol)
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|Molar mass||84.04 g/mol|
|Density||3.7 kg/m3 (gas)|
|Vapor pressure||11 200 hPa (20 °C)|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
It has a critical temperature of 73 °C.
It is used as a refrigerant either by itself or more commonly as a component of blended mixtures. Unlike CFCs used as refrigerants, trifluoroethane has no chlorine atoms and is therefore not a potent ozone-depleting chemical.
Trifluoroethane is also used as a propellant in canned air products used to clean electronic equipment.