clear colorless to slightly yellow liquid
Air & Water Reactions
p-Fluorotoluene may be incompatible with strong oxidizing and reducing agents. May be incompatible with amines, nitrides, azo/diazo compounds, alkali metals, and epoxides. Products of combustion contain toxic fluoride fumes.
A colorless liquid with an aromatic odor. May float or sink in water.
Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Toxic fumes of fluoride
Purify it as for o-fluorotoluene. [Beilstein 5 H 290, 5 III 677, 5 IV 799.]
Moderately toxic by
parenteral route. A very dangerous fire hazard when exposed to heat or flame; can
react vigorously with oxibzing materials.
When heated to decomposition it emits
toxic fumes of F-. See also FLUORIDES.
INHALATION: Irritation of respiratory system. EYES AND SKIN: Severe irritation. INGESTION: Severe internal damage if swallowed.