Hi Kim ‰??
Nope, not necessary. å å å å TFA has covalent C-F bonds; å HF will not be generable under any reasonable lab conditions I can imagine... (I was a synthesis chemist for 22 years & have worked with extensively).å å å å It is a very strong acid, though, & volatile to boot (resp hazard), so you‰??ll want to make sure folks are aware of those hazards...
Hope this helps a bit!
Frank T Coppo, ASP
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Kim Gates
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2014 8:55 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Question on trifluoracetic acid & emergencies
One of the labs on campus asked about having an HF emergency kit for trifluoracetic acid use.å
I need the collective wisdom of his group - yes? no? references? (the SDS doesn't mention anything about this)
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Environmental Health & Safety
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6200
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