Carbonyl fluoride

Carbonyl fluoride

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Carbonyl fluoride is the chemical compound
Chemical compound
A chemical compound is a pure chemical substance consisting of two or more different chemical elements that can be separated into simpler substances by chemical reactions. Chemical compounds have a unique and defined chemical structure; they consist of a fixed ratio of atoms that are held together...

 with the formula
Chemical formula
A chemical formula or molecular formula is a way of expressing information about the atoms that constitute a particular chemical compound....

 COF2. This gas, like its analog phosgene
Phosgene
Phosgene is the chemical compound with the formula COCl2. This colorless gas gained infamy as a chemical weapon during World War I. It is also a valued industrial reagent and building block in synthesis of pharmaceuticals and other organic compounds. In low concentrations, its odor resembles...

, is highly toxic. The molecule is planar with C2v symmetry
Symmetry group
The symmetry group of an object is the group of all isometries under which it is invariant with composition as the operation...

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Safety


Carbonyl fluoride is extremely poisonous and inhalation can be deadly. The threshold limit value
Threshold Limit Value
The threshold limit value of a chemical substance is a level to which it is believed a worker can be exposed day after day for a working lifetime without adverse health effects. Strictly speaking, TLV is a reserved term of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists...

is 2 ppm for short-term exposure.